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Microsoft: Windows Defender Protects Windows 10 Against Coin Miners

Softpedia Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Microsoft: Windows Defender Protects Windows 10 Against Coin MinersA new research published by Microsoft shows that cryptocurrency mining is gradually replacing other types of malware attacks, such as ransomware, especially following the boost in value that Bitcoin recorded last year. Microsoft says it used Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to collect information on malicious coin mining attempts like Trojanized miners and mining scripts hosted in websites, and it discovered that every month between September 2017 and January 2018, an average of 640,000 systems were compromised. The company goes on to explain that crypto mining is becoming a trend because cybercriminals can earn money faster than in the case of other attacks, such as ransomware, for instance, where victims need to be convinced to pay for a decryption key. “Are these two trends related? Are cybercrimin...

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