While 2018 began with the massive revelation of Meltdown and Spectre, news about any malware threats that specifically target these CPU vulnerabilities has not yet been reported or confirmed. However, the first quarter has shown that while malware prevention solutions are improving for known threats, adversaries continue to evolve their craft to create attacks that circumvent these solutions. As the financial reward for attackers increases, we expect money to remain the primary driving force throughout the year. Which leads directly into Threat Report’s new category… the miner.

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