Cryptojacking incidents in the UK rose by 1,200% in last few months

The UK saw cryptojacking attacks rise by 1,200 percent in the past few months, making it among the top five countries in the world in terms of the number of such attacks.

Cyber criminals are increasingly mining cryptocurrency using covert means like exploiting processing power of victims' systems without informing them about such activities.

The UK today ranks fourth in the world in terms of cryptojacking attacks thanks to a sudden rise in the number of such attacks in the past six months, Symantec Threat Intelligence has revealed. As of now, only the United States, Japan, and France face more cryptojacking attacks compared the UK.