Unsuspecting victims were cryptojacked 52.7 million times in the first half of 2019

Fibo Quantum

Criminals made a staggering 52.7 million cryptojacking hits during the first six months of the year.

According to the latest research from SonicWall, cryptojacking activity rose by 9 percent between January and June 2019 when compared to levels seen in the last six months of 2018.

Cryptojacking refers to when a user’s computing power is hijacked by malware to mine cryptocurrency, which is often triggered by code hidden in websites.

The research also looked into the correlation between Bitcoin‘s price and criminal activity.