In February 2018, 42% of companies worldwide suffered from illegal mining cryptocurrency. The main number of attacks occurred involving three types of malicious miners.
So, according to the report, in the first place of the rating is located CoinHive attacking every fifth organization in the world. Second place went to Cryptoloot, and in third place was Jsecoin, who attacked 15% of companies worldwide.
In Russia, for the February 2018 from malware mining for crypto-currencies have suffered more than 60%, which is significantly higher than average number of attacks cryptainer in the world. It is also worth noting that the number of attacks cryptainer to Russian companies in February, is twice that for the whole of 2017.
“For the last four months we see a noticeable increase in the spread of cryptainer, which greatly slow down PC and servers. Once entering the network, cryptobinary can also be used to perform other malicious actions. That is why companies are now more important than ever to use multi-level cyber security strategy that will defend against known malware and celebrate the new threat,” — says the head of the group kiberrazvedki Check Point Software Technologies Maya Horowitz.
Recall that in early March, the Windows Defender was able to prevent the spread of variant of Dofoil Trojan, which was accompanied by a code for remote mining of cryptocurrencies on the victim’s computer.