Malwarebytes report: Adware and crypto miners biggest threats for businesses and consumers

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Adware and crypto miners were the biggest threats in the second quarter of this year, according to anti-malware vendor MalwareBytes. The amount of adware that Malwarebytes detected on consumers PCs increased with 19% compared to the previous quarter.Malwarebytes report: Adware and crypto miners biggest threats for businesses and consumers

The company detected less cryptominers but, the scripts that consume computer resources to mine for cryptocurrencies, are still the biggest threat that Malwarebytes detected on business computers. On consumer PCs, crypto miners were the second biggest threat. Despite that, the amount of crypto miner detections is starting to decline, according to the Malwarebytes report.

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In the report, Malwarebytes also shows a table of detection of malware which shows that in nearly every category there is a decline of volume. Especially banking Trojans, that are used to steal money from bank accounts, were less seen on both consumers and business PCs by Malwarebytes.

Also the amount of ransomware detections is declining, while ransomware has been a very popular weapon of choice for cybercriminals the last couple of years. Of the ransomware that was detected by Malwarebytes, GandCrab ransomware is now the most popular variant.

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