What is cryptojacking?
Cryptojacking is a form of cyber attack by unauthorized use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency. This could be initiated by opening an attachment from an email or clicking on a link, the most common form of malware delivery.
The simplest way to protect yourself from cryptojacking is to install a cryptojacking blocker. Installing a cryptojacking blocker means adding a browser extension so that it blocks a list of domains associated with the cryptojacking code. This tool can block all web-based cryptocurrency miners irrespective of their source. It detects potential mining behavior inside loaded scripts and kills it immediately.
If your device is compromised, you may or may not experience a slowing of the PC or Laptop. If it is a mobile device compromised, then the battery life may be effected.