Microsoft and Intel are reportedly collaborating to better detect cryptocurrency mining malware

Microsoft announced the integration of Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT) into Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to enhance detection capabilities and prevent cryptocurrency mining malware.

According to reports, the integrated solution of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Intel TDT natively supports Intel’s sixth-generation and above Core and vPro platforms.

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The recent research shows that malicious attacks on cryptocurrency mining have increased by 53% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to last year.

In order to resist this rising threat, Microsoft and Intel introduced this chip-based threat detection technology to make the endpoint detection function of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint better detect cryptocurrency mining malware.


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