A researcher at Akamai has posted a blog about a worrying new trend -proxyjacking – where criminals sell your bandwidth to a third-party proxy service.
To understand how proxyjacking works, we’ll need to explain a few things. There are several legitimate services that pay users to share their surplus Internet bandwidth, such as Peer2Profit and HoneyGain. The participants install software that adds their systems to the proxy-network of the service. Customers of the proxy service have their traffic routed through the participants’ systems.
Source: Malwarebytes Labs