Microsoft, Intel Collaborate To Drive Crypto-Jacking Malware Endpoint Detection


  • Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Defender for Endpoint extended the use of Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC) Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT), beyond the accelerated memory scanning abilities, to initiate central processing unit (CPU) based crypto mining machine learning (ML) detection.
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integrated Intel’s silicon-based threat detection to drive endpoint detection and response against crypto-jacking malware.
  • Intel TDT enabled advanced memory scanning, crypto-jacking, and ransomware detection.
  • Around 5,400 cryptocurrencies with an aggregate market capitalization of $201 billion were traded in April 2020.
  • Price action: INTC shares traded lower by 0.60% at $58.88, while MSFT shares traded higher by 0.08% at $261.35 on the last check Monday.

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