To protect oneself against this kind of threat, internet security company, ESET advices users to enable detection of Potentially Unsafe Applications and Potentially Unwanted Applications as well as run regular updates.
Kenyan firms lose over 15 billion shillings annually to cybercrime with internet routers and CCTV cameras belonging to companies accessible over the Internet exposed to hackers.
Moreover, banks are among the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of financial technology.
By using malware or potentially unwanted applications installed on the victim‘s machine, cybercriminals have been taking advantage of crypto-currency mining to realize profits.
He further notes that it is easier to reach a significant number of victims by infecting websites than it is by infecting users’ machines.
To protect oneself against this kind of threat, ESET advices users to enable detection of Potentially Unsafe Applications and Potentially Unwanted Applications as well as run regular updates and install their preferred Ad blocker in their browsers.
Additionally one can also install a script blocker in their browser but which could however disable some websites functionalities.