Software-based: these miners, for all intents and purposes are installed on systems in the same ways malware gets installed and will persist and survive reboots using similar methods. By running as a dedicated process on a system, they can cause more damage and lead to other types of attacks.
Adrian joined SC Media's parent company, CyberRisk Alliance in 2020. He will focus primarily on cybersecurity product reviews, but will also provide industry insight trends for both SC Media and Security Weekly (another CyberRisk Alliance company). He brings two decades of industry experience, working as a practitioner, penetration tester, and industry analyst. He spent the last few years as an entrepreneur, challenging norms in sales and marketing for a variety of vendors. Adrian loves to cook, eat, hike, play music and regale his teenagers with stories of what the early days of the Internet were like.