In a new report by Kaspersky Labs on cyber security, there is a significant decrease in the number of cyber crimes related to extortion and at the same time, the increase in the number of cases of cryptogamia.
In its report, Kaspersky Labs has tried to answer the question: “What kind of activity is most beneficial to the criminals?”. And according to the authors of the report is cryptogenic.
This is a new way of mining cryptocurrency. Cryptogenic uses the hidden resources of your computer in the background without your knowledge. All I have to do a blackhat is load the script in your web browser.
Instead of large one-off payments received with the help of ransom, the cybercriminals use triptorelin (as a kind of hashing), you get a steady “income”.
In the report, which compared the data for April-March 2017, with the data for April-March 2018, found that the total number of cyber crimes related to extortion fell by 30 percent, while the number of recorded cases of cryptogamia increased by almost 45%. And the total number of people who have suffered from cryptogamica equals approximately 2.7 million.
Report McAfee Labs confirms this trend, in particular it says that the number of cases of cryptogamia increased by 629 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter.
Cryptogamia cases occur worldwide, and the police of Japan even managed to uncover one thing associated with this type of crime.
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