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Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

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Apr
2018
Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

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Cryptominer-based attacks, not ransomware-based attacks, have been the top threat so far this year, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs’ Q1 Global Malware Report.

In the first three months of 2018, Comodo said it “detected 28.9 million cryptominer incidents out of a total of 300 million malware incidents, amounting to a 10 percent share. The number of unique cryptominer variants grew from 93,750 in January to 127,000 in March. At the same time, the data shows this criminal attention came at the expense of ransomware activity, with new variants falling from 124,320 in January to 71,540 in March, a 42 percent decrease.”

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