Malware Installs Ransomware or Coinminer Depending on Victim

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During the past 12 months, one of the most notable trends in malware has been the massive decline in ransomware volume and corresponding boom in cryptocurrency-mining malware. We dug into the contributing factors behind that trend in our "10 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2018" post back in February (in a nutshell: with fewer victims paying ransomware demands thanks to heightened awareness and good backup, miners provide criminals with a stealthier, more profitable alternative). 

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