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Check Point cyber security experts compiled the top ten of the most dangerous malware in november 2018. The winner is the cryptominer Coinhive, followed by Cryptoloot and Andromeda
Emoter, Conficker, XMRing and Nivdort. The last but not the least
In the last four places there are Emotet, Conficker, XMRIg and Nivdort. The first one is an advanced, self-propagate and modular Trojan. Once used to employ as a banking Trojan, and recently as a distributor to other malware or malicious campaigns. It exploits multiple methods for maintaining persistence and evasion techniques to avoid detection. In addition, it can be spread through phishing spam emails containing malicious attachments or links. The second is a Worm that allows remote operations and malware download. The infected machine is controlled by a botnet, which contacts its Command & Control server to receive instructions. The Third is an open-source CPU mining software used for the mining process of the Monero cryptocurrency, and first seen in-the-wild on May 2017. Finally, Nivdort is a Multipurpose bot. Also known as Bayrob, that is used to collect passwords, modify system settings and download additional malware. It is usually spread via spam emails with the recipient address encoded in the binary, thus making each file unique.