Call Us Today For A Free Quote | 866.940.1101
Professionals Insuring Professionals
 

Cyber Network

Yes it could mean it is time to get a new device.  But there is another possibility.  According to a recent BBC Website article, the price of Bitcoins and other cyber-currency has given huge incentives to cyber criminals to mine cyber-currency.  This has resulted in an explosion of data mining.

So what is data mining?  Data mining seeks to solve a complicated mathematical problem that requires massive amounts of computer power.  Rather than purchase computer systems, cyber thieves seek to install malware on individual computers, smart phones, and networks thus harnessing your computing power in the quest to get Bitcoins and other cyber-currency.

Security software vender Malwarebytes stated that they are stopping over 8 million attempted hacks a day.  The malicious software can be installed by going to the wrong website, downloading an interesting app or game, or opening a suspicious e-mail.

So if your computer is running slow, programs do not always work the way you expect or your smartphone’s battery is draining extremely fast, you may be part of a vast network of unknowing data miners.

Posted 9:15 AM

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Quick Contact
Referrals
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Customer Service
Self policy service any time of the day, directly from our website.
Join Our Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.
From Our Blog From Our Customers
Read More Read More
Stay In Touch With Us Helpful Site Links Read the News
Sign up now to receive new and updates Stay up-to-date with the latest industry, community and agency news through our newscenter. We also provide handy hints on how to save on your insurance.

Read More
We have the expertise to find you the right coverage at the right price 
Powered by Insurance Website Builder