More than two million malware, 16,000 ransomware, and more were detected on a daily basis on Windows.
The coin miner malware grew a stunning 629 percent to 2.9 million in the first quarter of 2018.
The number of mobile cryptojacking malware variants has grown from eight in 2017 to 25 by May 2018.
Hackers prefer cryptojacking and India is second most attacked nation in Asia-Pacific and Japan region: Symantec Report
According to Symantec's "Internet Security Threat Report", detection of coin miners on endpoint computers increased by a whopping 8,500 percent in 2017.
After the three methods of obtaining cryptocurrency, there is unofficially now a fourth way to do it and it's called 'cryptojacking'.
Taking it to the next level the Tesla hackers configured the mining software to keep the CPU usage low and used a non-standard port for not getting detected easily.
The new anti-cryptocurrency mining feature is activated by default when a user activates the ad blocker on Opera Mini browser and Opera for Android.