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Cryptocurrency mining malware is the number one malware menace – again

The latest edition of Check Point’s Most Wanted Malware list indicates that cryptojackers – malware that covertly mines cryptocurrency on infected devices – remain the most prevalent type of malware. The four highest entries are all cryptojackers, with Coinhive clinching the top spot once again.

A notable newcomer on the list is Smoke Loader, which infects systems with the main purpose of downloading other types of malware. This malware is therefore considered a “second-stage downloader.”

Read more: https://www.zdnet.com/article/cryptocurrency-mining-malware-is-number-one-malware-menace-again/

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