Intel Partners With Microsoft to Combat Cryptojacking Attacks by Deploying a Threat Detection Tool

Intel Partners With Microsoft to Combat Cryptojacking Attacks by Deploying a Threat Detection Tool


Although recent studies have been showing a slowdown in cryptojacking activities, especially the ones related to mining privacy coins, Intel remains on the hunt to crackdown on such activities. The tech giant has partnered with Microsoft to deploy a campaign that strengthens cryptojacking detection with new technologies.

Tool Could Trigger Multiple Detectors to Halt Any Cryptojacking Threat

According to the announcement, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integrated a threat detection tool – known as Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) – designed by Intel to launch an endpoint detection of cryptojacking threats before it hits a system.

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The technology can activate central processing unit (CPU) based cryptomining machine learning detection without compromising users’ computers whatsoever, said the companies in a joint announcement.

Frank Dickson, program vice president of Security and Trust at International Data Corporation (IDC), gave his thoughts on the detection tool:

The silicon-level telemetry and functionality enable the hardware computer platform to play an active role in threat

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