'Cryptojacking' Trend Makes 'Dirty Money' Off Canadian Internet Users

Scores of Canadians dipped their toes into cryptocurrency mining in recent weeks — they just didn't realize it.

A wave of so-called "cryptojacking" has been sweeping the internet, forcing unwitting web surfers into generating money for cybercriminals.

Hackers infect websites with malicious code that secretly conscripts visitors into an army of cryptocurrency miners. Cryptocurrency mining involves devoting a computer's processing power to solving a complicated mathematical problem with...

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