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Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware, Malware-as-a-Service on the Rise

According to new Check Point research, cryptojacking attacks, in which malware uses the processing resources of an infected system to mine cryptocurrency, impacted ten times more organizations in 2018 than ransomware did. The report also found that threat actors are becoming increasingly successful at staying under the radar, since a mere 1 out of every 5 security experts were aware that their organization suffered a malware infection.

Another trend that Check Point identified is the rise of Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS), which means that it is increasingly common for cybercriminals to sell malware strains on Dark Web platforms to other (potential) threat actors.

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