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The dark side of the crypto craze

Alice Woods, a cyber security expert, reveals the dark side of the crypto craze and provides tips to stay safe. As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain popularity, hackers are cashing in through illegal crypto mining. Mining crypto is costly and time-consuming, requiring powerful hardware and electricity.

To bypass expenses, hackers create “miner botnets,” networks of infected computers that mine cryptocurrency without consent, maximizing their profits. Fluctuations in crypto values caused by factors like COVID-19 and semiconductor shortages affect malware creation and graphics card prices.

Hackers employ various tactics to spread crypto-mining malware, using disguises like droppers that install malware when users download pirated software. They also inject crypto-miners into legitimate websites or create fraudulent sites to exploit users’ devices. To avoid falling victim, watch for signs like excessive fan and CPU usage, and overheating. Use security software to detect and eliminate malware, while real-time protection blocks malicious websites. Find the best anti-malware program at Stay safe by avoiding suspicious attachments, keeping software updated, and using strong passwords.

Alice Woods shares her expertise on Ugetfix, a platform dedicated to protecting computers from cyber threats.

[Reference: Woods, A. (n.d.). Cybercriminals jump the crypto hype train: what you should know about illegal crypto mining. Retrieved from]

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Juan F. Aguilar is a web advisor, a Psychologist and self taught web developer, with over 18 years of experience empowering people to leverage web technologies in a smart and cost effective way. Specifcially in UX, CRO and SEO. Juan has helped over hundreds of web based projects increase their utilities, either as a private contractor or consultant. He has worked with big fast growing brands like,,, and to small and medium sizef businesses trying to maximize their lead generation and general online strategy and results. Connect with Juan on LinkedIn I also write about important social issues of our current times, that are probably very relevant for you, you can find theme here.

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