This week, most media spent a lot of time talking about the very famous WannaCry attack. However, another malware infected a lot of computers using the same vulnerability, and was less mediatized : Adylkuzz.
As far as I understand it, that malware uses your computer ressources to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero.
Obviously, it was not as spectacular as thousands of computers being ransomed, yet I read it generated quite a lot of money (something like a good million USD).
Since that malware is less spectacular, I assume people could just have it on their own computers and don't realize immediately they're infected. In such case, what could happen to such computers over a long period of time ?
Is it less mediatized because it is less dangerous than a ransomware for an organization ? Or in the long run would such malware cause serious damages ?