Report: Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners Gaining Momentum, Poised for Continued Growth

WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today published its latest Internet Security Report. Threat intelligence from Q1 2018 revealed that 98.8 percent of seemingly common Linux/Downloader malware variants were actually designed to deliver a popular Linux-based cryptocurrency miner. This is just one of several signs that malicious crypto-mining malware is becoming a top tactic among cyber criminals. The complete report details delivery mechanisms for these crypto-miner attacks, and explores other prevalent security threats targeting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises today.




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