Shutting down Bitcoin could become an option in the fight against illicit cryptomining. In recent months, governments and corporations found themselves the victims of these activities where hackers hijack their systems to illegally mine cryptocurrencies.

Cybersecurity vendors are already hard at work at developing new systems to combat this new threat. However, ZapThink President Jason Bloomberg believes that to put down this new form of cyberattack is to make cryptocurrencies illegal.

In a recent article on Forbes, Bloomberg argued that while prevention and mitigation technologies might be able to stem the rise of illicit cryptomining desperate actions might be needed.

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