Peer-reviewed research publications
A first look at browser-based cryptojacking
Shayan Eskandari, Andreas Leoutsarakos, Troy Mursch, Jeremy Clark
In this paper, we examine the recent trend towards in-browser mining of cryptocurrencies; in particular, the mining of Monero through Coinhive and similar code-bases. In addition, we conduct some measurements to establish its prevalence and profitability, outline an ethical framework for considering whether it should be classified as an attack or business opportunity, and make suggestions for the detection, mitigation and/or prevention of browser-based mining for non-consenting users.
In this case study, presented by Paessler, I document my use of PRTG to detect and monitor high-profile websites infected with cryptojacking malware.
In my guest blog post for Paessler, I emphasize the importance of monitoring your resources to mitigate the threat of cryptojacking.
News / Media Publications
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