The Q3 Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report is designed to uncover the full picture of what is going on in the cybercrime landscape, delivering a report that provides insights and statistics from July through September 2018.
The report found that cryptomining increased in both Australia and New Zealand in Q3, each reaching the highest rate of detection for the year. Australian cases of cryptomining increased by 36.37% to 194,282 cases, while New Zealand cases increased by 644.50% on Q2 results to reach 79,851 cases in Q3.
The Malwarebytes report found that Australian and New Zealand markets differ significantly in relation to Backdoor, Adware and Anomalous malware detections.
Australian backdoor detections have decreased by 94.2% from Q2 to Q3, while New Zealand backdoor detections have increased by 116.23% in the same time period.
The detection of Adware cases reportedly increased in Australia by 89.86%, whereas New Zealand experienced a 24.71% decrease between Q2 and Q3.
While Australia saw a decrease of 29.31% in Anomalous detections in Q3, New Zealand cases grew by 208.80%.
The report also found that 65% of cryptomining malware detections occur in the APAC region. While cryptomining malware activity was slow initially, it has picked up pace in Q3, 2018, according to Malwarebytes Labs.
View the full report here.