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According to a report by experts from Trend Micro, a new miner, the BlackSquid miner, has been discovered on the network, aimed at hiding the hidden mining of the cryptocurrency Monero, which every day affects more and more users’ devices.

Specializing in cyber security, McAfee conducted a study and found that this year there were almost 40 times more hidden cryptocurrency mining programs.

According to a study that was conducted by scientists from the Rhine-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen in Germany, the CoinHive cryptocurrency miner, who uses part of the user’s processor power to mine the Monero cryptocurrency, is still quite popular and earns about $ 250,000 a month.

According to the latest report titled “Vulnerabilities and Threats – Trends and Trends” of Skybox Security, a world leader in cyber security, hidden mining has outpaced cyber extortion.

According to a new report by McAfee Labs, the activity of hidden miners cryptocurrency increased by 629% in the first quarter of 2018. According to the report, only well-known samples of hidden mining software already number over 2.9 million. At the end of last year there were only 400,000.

Recently I wrote about how hidden mining in Japan can be considered a criminal offense. So the matter got a sequel very quickly. In Japan, in general, everything is developing very quickly and therefore it is not surprising that arrests of those who use Coinhive on their websites instead of advertising have already begun and have not notified the users about this.

According to a survey of Avast, a developer of antivirus software, which was conducted among 2,000 residents of the Russian Federation, 40% of respondents said that they were not afraid that their computer equipment could be charged with a hidden mining program.

Policemen in Ruian City, Zhejiang Province, arrested 16 people suspected of illegally distributing a hidden mining program, which since July last year has been implemented on over 100,000 computers in an Internet cafe in 30 cities in China.

According to a report by Palo Alto Networks, about 5% of the Monero cryptocurrency coins in circulation were mined by intruders using hidden mining.

According to the information publication Mainichi, several police departments in Japan are investigating a case in which defendants are charged with spreading the CoinHive mining lkz program.

The blog of Malwarebytes, a cyber-security company, has a post that says about a new virus infecting Mac computers with the hidden miner of cryptocurrency Monero (XMR).

Researchers from Qihoo 360 discovered a new miner virus WinstartNssmMiner, which in three days spent more than 500 thousand attacks and thus acquired 133 XMR. Created on the basis of the miner XMRig, the virus blocks the operation of the system when trying to stop it.

Unknown attackers managed to find a vulnerability in the Drupal content management system (CMS) and implement their own scripts for hidden mining of Monero cryptocurrency on several hundred sites.

According to the Symantec software developer report, in 2017, the number of hidden mining detection cases on users’ computers increased by 8500%.

Trend Micro specialists discovered the hidden android miner HiddenMiner. The virus is impersonating an update to Google Play. After the user of the android device activates the virus and transfers administrator rights to it – hiddenminer starts to extract the Monroe cryptocurrency in the background.