Cryptomining attacks against Apple devices increase sharply

Check Point has published its latest Global Threat Index for September 2018, revealing a near-400% increase in cryptomining malware attacks against Apple iPhones. These attacks are using the Coinhive mining malware, which continues to occupy the top position in the Index that it has held since December 2017.

Coinhive now impacts 19% of organizations worldwide. Check Point’s researchers also observed a significant increase in Coinhive attacks against PCs and devices using the Safari browser, which is the primary browser used by Apple devices.

Read more about the report findings on Help Net Security.