Global: Crypto-mining Malware Saw 4,000% Increase in 2018


One of the most common hacks to punctuate the 2018 cryptocurrency media was illicit crypto-mining, also known as crypto-jacking, a recent report shows just how widespread it is becoming. According to the latest report from cyber security firm McAfee Labs, 2018 saw a 4000-percent increase in instances of crypto-mining malware. The report states there were over 4 million new threats in Q3 of this year alone, compared to the 500,000 of the same period last year.

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