IoT security: Is cryptocurrency-mining malware your next big headache? | ZDNet

IoT devices lack the power of PCs, but some dark web users are still keen to see if compromising connected devices for financial gain is plausible.

With malicious cryptocurrency mining an increasingly popular means for cybercriminals to make money there has been a surge cryptojacking malware up for sale on the dark web.

But while many crooks will target servers and PCs to secretly mine for cryptocurrencies, an increasing number of cryptojackers are looking towards Internet of Things (IoT) devices as their means of making money.

Source: IoT security: Is cryptocurrency-mining malware your next big headache? | ZDNet