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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Apr 10, 2019 | 3:17 AM PDT

Step aside Coinhove, Cryptolocker is the new cryptojacking boss in town, according to March 2019 malware intel released by Check Point.

BleepingComputer reports:

Although Coinhive shut down and its cryptominer dropped down on the sixth place in Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index, coinminers continue to lead the pack with Cryptoloot, XMRig, and Jsecoin taking the first, third, and fifth place.

After the Coinhive cryptomining service which offered web devs a JavaScript-based Monero miner ceased all operations on March 8 and rendered its coinmining script useless, its place was quickly taken by its direct competitor, the CPU/GPU-based Cryptoloot Javascript web miner for Monero.

This wasn't at all surprising given that Cryptoloot was already on the heels of Coinhive when Check Point published its February 2019 Global Threat Index and another criptominer was the most logical choice to quickly fill the gap in ongoing cryptojacking campaigns. 

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