In late September, news broke of Pirate Bay hijacking users’ CPU resources to mine cryptocurrencies, triggering a huge backlash from users.
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Global Internet advertising revenues will approach US$200 billion by the year 2018, making it a lucrative business but also attractive to cyber criminals, according to Cisco.
In the last three months of 2010 attackers managed to serve 3 million malicious advertising, or malvertising, impressions every day. That's the headline figure from a report released today from Web security firm Dasient. According to Dasient, that's a 100 percent increase from the preceding quarter.