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.”