Webroot threat intelligence performed a thorough research with the collaboration of its cyber security experts and came up with drastic result. The graph of malware attacks were recorded to be on the peak and the average was 53%. While on the other hand, cryptojacking covered 34% of record on the chart, clearly indicating that keeping currency in digital form is not very safe. With observed outcome, Webroot declared cryptomining dethrones ransomware as the most powerful threat.
Many cyber crooks have moved on to easier, quicker, and less-risky ways to take advantage from cryptocurrency without using malware practices. Very successful, yet with a least criminal footprint, cryptomining works on nearly every device—not just computers and androids, but even internets of thing like TVs and routers are affected by this practice.
Some website owners voluntarily participate in cryptomining, considering it as mode of generating revenue to pay their server costs without attacking site visitors with annoying banners and sidebar ads. While many website owners carry out cryptomining in a hole-and-corner way so visitor would not find out if they are being targeted. Such activities encourage users to Install Webroot on their devices to get protection against them.
Why do we Webroot protection?
People from different area with an active account on webroot.com/safe and Webroot antivirus on their computer were found to be unaffected by attacks. Webroot has collected and analyzed the half of the year data and changed to provide the Webroot Threat Report- a Mid-Year Update.
Moreover, this edition of Threat Trends involves market insights from Gartner, a quick look into the life of an overturn malware engineer, and details from Webroot partners on weighing up threat intelligence. All in all, with a Webroot install, you not only encrypt the data stored on cloud space but also suspend intruders to breach the data stored on your device’s memory.