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Trojan malware: The hidden cyber threat to your PC

Cyber criminals are always looking for brand new ways of making money and causing destruction — or, even better, both at once.

The last 12 months have seen a boom in malicious cryptocurrency mining whereby cyber attackers secretly hijack the processing power of computers, servers and even IoT devices and use it to mine for cryptocurrency. While it might not be rapidly lucrative for the crooks involved, it's stealthy and can be sustained over a long period of time — and most users don't even know their machine's processor is being used to line someone else's pockets.

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