Surprise – the 3 biggest cybersecurity threats are all cryptocurrency miners

The three most prevalent threats plaguing the internet have been found to be cryptocurrency miners. In its latest analysis of the internet‘s most pressing malware hazards, cybersecurity group Check Point ranked the supposedly neutral Monero-mining script CoinHive in first place – for the thirteenth month in a row, reports ZDNet. Open-source Monero-mining software XMRig was named the second most prevalent, followed by browser-embeddable cryptocurrency miner JSECoin, known as a direct competitor of CoinHive. Check Point analysts noted CoinHive for impacting 12 percent of organizations worldwide, while XMRig and JSECoin were found reaching 8 and 7 percent respectively. CoinHive and JSECoin generally work…

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