1Malware Attacks Up, Ransomware Attacks Down in 2017, SonicWall Reports
There were a lot of mixed signals in the cyber-security attack landscape in 2017, according to security firm SonicWall. The total volume of malware attacks last year grew to 9.32 billion, up from 7.87 billion 2016, revealed the company in its 2018 Cyber Threat Report, released on March 6. However, the 25-page report also found that while malware attacks were up, the number of unique malware samples collected in 2017 declined, as did the volume of ransomware attacks, even though the number of unique ransomware variants actually increased. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights from the SonicWall 2018 Cyber Threat Report.
2Malware Bounces Back
3Malware Variants Declined in 2017
4Ransomware Attacks Also Declined
5Unique Ransomware Variants Grew in 2017
6Increasing Volume of Traffic Is Now HTTPS
7More Malware Using HTTPS
8Attackers Taking Aim at Microsoft Edge
In 2017, attackers shifted focus from going after Adobe’s Flash Player, which was a top target in 2016, to Microsoft’s Edge browser.