For the first quarter of 2018, Consumer Cryptomining malware up 4,000

Specialists Malwarebytes published a report according to which the number of incidents of crypto-jacking for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 4000% compared to the same period last year. But the attacks of extortion programs on the contrary went to decline, their number decreased by 35%.
The company presented an interesting infographics. For example, in the graph below you can estimate the number of malicious mining detections that attacked ordinary users. Compare the fourth quarter of last year and the first of this year.

For the first quarter of 2018, Consumer Cryptomining malware up 4,000

Business
Cryptomining up 27% over last quarter
Ransomware up 28% over last quarter
Spyware still #1, with over 80,000 detections in January alone

Consumers
Adware is #1, but cryptomining is catching
Cryptomining up 4000% over last quarter
Ransomware down 35% over last quarte

General trends
Spectre and Meltdown still plaguing users
A host of new scams popping up related to Coinbase and cryptocurrencies

Consumer Miner detection

The company presented an interesting infographics. For example, in the graph below you can estimate the number of malicious mining detections that attacked ordinary users. Compare the fourth quarter of last year and the first of this year.

Business Miner detection

And the figure below shows similar indicators, but already with the business environment as a victim.

Malware

Among the main threats for consumer user, researchers also identified various adware injection that display users obsessive advertising. For business user mast popular malware was spyware
The rating of the most popular threats for both consumer and businesses can be estimated in the following table.

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