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Cryptocurrency mining malware is the number one malware menace - again
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Quote:Cryptocurrency stealing software continues to be the most commonly distributed form of malware, according to a top ten list of the most prominent malware threats detected by security company [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]

[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] continues to be the most prominently distributed malware and it's followed by [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] -- both of these[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] secretly use the victim's computer to mine for Monero, with the profits directed into the crypocurrency wallet of the attacker.

They're followed by Jsecoin, a JavaScript miner that can be embedded into websites and runs directly in the browser, then Cryptoloot -- a direct competitor to Coinhive. [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register], but its distribution has now dropped slightly.

Familiar threats like the [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] and [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] banking Trojans make up much of the remainder of the 'Most Wanted' malware list -- but a new entry has rocketed up the rankings into ninth place and marks the first time a second-stage malware downloader has entered the top ten.

[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] has been active since 2011 and its primary focus is to act as a second-stage downloader for other malware -- mostly in the form of Trojans, such as [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register], [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] and[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register].

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