In a whitepaper published in SC Magazine on October 3, Roy Hadley discusses
They do not want to “melt your systems down or use too much, [but rather] keep it at a level where it is effective but not noticeable,” says Roy. “You’re seeing some viruses that can control the CPU usage… if they can keep it at a place where you don’t notice it, but it’s effective to them, it can go on for years.”
Cryptojacking can run down the battery on mobile devices in just two to three hours and can raise the device’s temperature more than 40 degrees higher than the recommended maximum temperature. This has the potential to permanently damage the hardware.