1WannaCry Helps Push Cyber-Crime Attacks to New Heights in 2Q17
ABSTRACT: The second quarter of 2017 was the most active 90-day period ever for cyber-crime attacks, according to a new report from security technology firm ThreatMetrix. The Q2 2017 ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report was compiled using data on actual attacks that occurred from April to June 2017, as detected by the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network, which analyzes approximately 2 billion transactions per month. In the second quarter of 2017, ThreatMetrix detected 144 million attacks, nearly doubling the attack volume detected in the second quarter of 2016. Of note, ThreatMetrix saw a large spike in attack volume following the WannaCry ransomware attack in mid-May as attackers aimed to take advantage of consumers. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report.
2144 Million Attacks Stopped
3Attacks Spike After WannaCry
4New Account Creation Fraud Growing
5Attack Tactics Vary by Geography
6Mobile Fraud a Growing Concern
7Device Spoofing Is the Top Attack Vector
8U.S. Hackers Targeting U.S. Consumers
When looking at the source of attacks, ThreatMetrix found that attacks from hackers in the United States largely target victims in the United States.