Report: 2018 saw a huge increase in illicit cryptocurrency mining

The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) released a joint analysis revealing a 459% increase in detected illicit cryptocurrency mining malware since 2017 with no signs of slowing down. The CTA attributes the spike to the leak of EternalBlue and slow patch management. According to the analysis, 85% of illicit cryptocurrency malware mines Monero, 8% mine Bitcoin, and the remaining 7% mine other cryptocurrencies.

(Source: Cyber Threat Alliance)