Microsoft reports shift from ransomware to crypto miners


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-reports-shift-ransomware-crypto-miners-83933/

Microsoft today reports it has noticed an increase of attacks involving cryptominers, while the number of ransomware infections has decreased. From September last year, till January this year, the software giant detected an average of 644,000 Windows computers each month that encountered a cryptocurrency miner.