After several weeks of quiet, especially during the Christmas holidays,
Disruptive technologies, like blockchain, usher in new market opportunities, like cryptomining. Whenever there is a growing trend, with the potential for financial gain, cyber criminals will invariably find ways to disrupt and distort these markets.
The recent surge in cryptomining is providing cyber criminals with more vectors to attack, at the expense of legitimate users. This year has seen a huge increase in the deployment of numerous malwares, with cryptominers as primary or secondary payloads.
A recent ransomware which has become viral since January 2018 is named GandCrab. This ransomware is believed to be distributed as a Ransomware-as-a-Service