A computer virus that mines the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero has been ranked as the sixth most significant malware to hit Switzerland in the first half of this year.
Swiss researchers also discovered that cybersecurity threats once focused on breaking into online banking services have pivoted to more efficiently attack cryptocurrency exchanges.
These revelations come by way of a new paper released by Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), a government agency.
The research details the most critical cyberthreats to recently hit the Swiss internet, reports FinanceFeeds.
MELANI found seminal e-banking trojan Dridex has been ramping up its crypto-focused operations.
It actually first appeared in 2012 under another name, Cridex.