2017 State of Malware Report: Headlines Finally Catch Up to the Hype

2017 State of Malware Report: Headlines Finally Catch Up to the Hype

In 2016, cyberattacks and cybersecurity (or a lack thereof) grabbed media attention on both the corporate and consumer sides, even becoming a key issue in the US presidential election. In this respect, you could say that everyone, even those who have never logged on, was affected by cyberattacks and hacking in 2016.

Ransomware grabbed headlines and became the favorite attack methodology used against businesses. Ad fraud malware, led by Kovter malware, exceeded ransomware detections at times and poses a substantial threat to consumers and businesses. Botnets infected and recruited Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch massive DDoS attacks. So what are the leading predictions for the threat landscape of 2017?

Download this report which explores:

  • The major ransomware families that took center stage at the end of 2016 and what that indicates for future attacks;
  • Why phishing attacks, including malicious attachments, had a big comeback in the second half of the year and what will likely become the standard for malware distribution in the very near future;
  • How cyberattacks leveraging IoT devices, coupled with a lack of concern for security on the part of the IoT industry, have the capacity to take down the backbone of the internet.

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