The price of cryptocurrencies may be surprisingly low right now, but it seems that cybercriminals are not giving up on the new technology. In fact, the number of malicious cryptocurrency miners skyrocketed in the third quarter of the year.

That’s according to a new report by Kaspersky’s cybersecurity experts. In its latest report, the company claims that there was a 230% increase in the number of cryptocurrency miner variants in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year. Compared to the third quarter of 2021, this number has tripled.