Crypto-jacking campaigns increased substantially in the first quarter of 2019 according to a McAfee Labs Threats Report published yesterday.

The prevalence of ransomware attacks climbed a massive 118% during Q1, while malware attacks increased by 29% in the same period. The report also states that the attacks were indiscriminate, meaning that both Windows and Apple users were targeted. The majority of attacks on Windows users were carried out using PowerShell, which is a scripting language that allows system administrators to rapidly automate tasks and manage operating systems.

One of the larger crypto-jacking campaigns reported …

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