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Since the beginning of 2017, 6% of Russian Kaspersky Lab users have been attacked in order to install the miners, reports Kaspersky Lab expert Anton Ivanov to forklog.com.
According to him, the number of attacks allows the virus to be classified as a fairly common type of malicious software.
It loads the system using the computing power of the device, which reduces its performance. The mechanisms for distribution and non-legitimate installation of such malicious software are standard, which is sending out emails with malicious attachments, visiting infected sites and so on.
Kaspersky Lab senior antivirus analyst
Earlier this month, it was reported that from 20 to 30 percent of computers in Moscow are infected with a virus for Bitcoin mining. However, Kaspersky Lab denied this information.