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25% of Businesses Targeted with Cryptojacking in the Cloud

Reading the headline made me think that there’s a business opportunity here. The ‘Freemium’ model usually relies on advertising to pay for the entry level, with upgrades to advert-free and feature enhanced models. Maybe some budding entrepreneur could add crypto-mining as an option and/or other distributed workloads so that users could opt-in to use their own compute power to pay for applications and content.

In effect, rather than advertising $$ powering the internet, it would be a slice of your energy and ISP bills that gets used to reward content creators.

Just a thought…

New public cloud security report detects a spike in cryptojacking, mismanaged cloud storage, account takeover, and major patches getting overlooked.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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