Consumer cryptomining attacks increase 4,000 percent

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We already know that cryptomining is currently flavor of the month among malware creators, but a new report released today by Malwarebytes puts some startling figures on the problem. On consumer systems cryptomining detections were up a massive 4,000 percent in the last quarter, while ransomware detections fell 35 percent over the same period. For businesses cryptomining detections rose 27 percent this quarter and ransomware detections 28 percent. However, Spyware is still the cybercriminals’ favourite choice, with over 80,000 detections in January alone. “The main focus here is that criminals have moved towards cryptomining and drive-by mining in lieu of…

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