MY TAKE: Why ‘cryptojacking’ is spreading faster than ransomware — and may be more insidious

Has there ever been anything more tailor made for hackers than crypto currency? Is anyone surprised that hackers are innovating ways to crack into digital wallets and currency exchanges?

In January, hackers absconded with some 58 billion Japanese yen worth of the XEM cryptocurrency from Tokyo-based Coincheck Exchange. That’s a cool $533 million in U.S. dollars.