In 2018, the number of attacks for hidden mining reached 13 million, which is 400% more than in 2017. Then 3.5 million attacks were recorded. Such data are provided by the Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, according to CCN.
Experts also noted that in the Middle East and Africa, the number of hidden mining cases increased fourfold compared to last year.
The findings of Kaspersky Lab coincide with data from a September Cyber Threat Alliance study. Then, cybersecurity company analysts said that the cases of hidden mining cryptocurrency increased by 459% compared with last year.