The Malwarebytes State of Malware 2018 report found an odd mix of attacks that took place last year with businesses bearing the brunt of cybercriminals' efforts, while consumers were victimized in a new way using their previously hacked PII.

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski

The amount of malware targeted at business increased 79 percent, compared to 2017, with trojans, hijackers, riskware tools and backdoors being the most prevalent. Cryptocurrency mining and ransomware also played a big role with the former hitting its peak early in 2018 and then quickly fading away as currency values plummeted while the latter was distributed in new and dangerous ways.

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