77% of Indians are afraid of cryptomining malware infecting their devices: study

Bangalore: Almost one fourth (23%) of consumers in India are unconcerned about cryptomining malware infecting their personal and smart home devices. Among this group, a 39% mistakenly believe that cryptomining malware cannot affect them as they don’t own or mine cryptocurrencies themselves, according to new research by global digital security products provider Avast. The research was carried out to better understand public perceptions and knowledge of cryptomining – the malicious process of covertly mining cryptocoins using malware planted on an individual’s device. Two-thirds (66%) of Indian consumers said they have…

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