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Interpol Operation Drives Southeast Asia Cryptojacking Down by 78%

Cryptojacking was rampant around the globe last year. By June 2019 in Southeast Asia, more than 20,000 MikroTik routers had been infected. Thanks to Operation Goldfish Alpha, Interpol reduced incidents of illicit crypto mining by 78% in just six months.

Interpol Set About Securing 20,000 Infected Routers
Cryptojacking was recognized as one of the greatest cybersecurity threats of 2019. In fact, according to Kaspersky solutions, by Q3 2019, it had overtaken Ransomware in terms of frequency and prevalence. 
In a press conference held yesterday in Singapore, Interpol revealed the results of its six-month operation to reduce cryptojacking in the region. Its efforts resulted in a 78% drop in incidents compared to June 2019.

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