Cryptocurrency mining booming in higher education

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The higher education sector has seen a big increase in cryptocurrency mining activity according to a new report from AI security company Vectra. Vectra used its Cognito platform to monitor traffic and collect metadata from more than 4.5 million devices and workloads from customer cloud, data center and enterprise environments. It discovered that, of all the cryptocurrency mining detections, 60 percent occurred in higher education. Other sectors escaped lightly by comparison, with entertainment and leisure on six percent, financial services three percent, technology three percent, and healthcare two percent. The highest volume of attacker behaviors per industry is in higher…

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