Apple is becoming an increasing target of cryptomining attacks, and according to Check Point, these attacks increased by 400% in the last 2 weeks of September.
In a more recent report, Check Point's researchers say they are investigating why this sharp rise has occurred, as well as adding that cryptominers are the most popular malware for September. Coinhive continues to be the number one choice for malware creators.
The article reported that malware using Coinhive has infected 19% of organizations worldwide, while Dorkbot, a trojan that steals sensitive information with 7%, comes second.
Still, his main opponent Coinhive, also known as Cryptoloot, comes to third place in the ranking. Its function is identical to Coinhive, but it keeps a smaller percentage of Coinhive.
"Crypto mining continues to be the number one threat faced by organizations nowadays. The most interesting part of our research, however, was the sharp increase we observed on iPhone devices, as well as in macs using the Safari browser. These attacks do not use some new technique to infect their victims' systems, so we have not yet understood the reason why these systems are targeted. "
"Such attacks prove that workers' mobile devices are not properly protected, something that every organization should check. When each employee has critical information on their mobile device, it is important to be able to ensure their availability, integrity and confidentiality.