The report published by the Russian security firm suggests that the prevalence of malicious software that uses consumers’ computers and smartphones to mine cryptocurrency is “steadily growing”.
“The total number of users who encountered this form of mining rose from 1,899,236 in 2016-2017, to 2,735,611 in 2017-2018,” the company elaborated. Both periods began in April and ended March in their respective years.
Additionally, smartphones are becoming more pronounced targets of cryptocurrency mining malware.
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