A report on Tuesday found that crypto-mining malware was the most detected malware type in the first half of 2021.

The most active cryptocurrency miner in the first half of 2021 was MalXMR, with 44,587 detections. MalXMR is a crypto-mining malware that exploited EternalBlue for propagation and abused Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). During the infection, high CPU utilization can be noticed with powershell.exe or schtasks.exe.

Pluggin a service I use: NextDNS. There’s a toggle you can turn on to “Prevent the unauthorized use of your devices to mine cryptocurrency.”

Check It Out: Crypto Miners Most Detected Malware Type in 2021

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