Depends on where you are.
After a spike in March, malware took a dive in April. Over
the last few months, however, it’s begun to rise again. This
shows some connection with the rate at which COVID-19
cases are being diagnosed. As protective measures began
to be lifted in May and June, cases began rising again, as did
There are also regional differences in both the amount
of malware and the percentage change year over year,
highlighting shifting cybercriminal focus.
For example, the United States (-24%), United Kingdom (-27%),
Germany (-60%) and India (-64%) all experienced reduced
malware volume. As cybercriminals continue shifting their
focus to ransomware and more insidious and stealthy forms of
malware, we may continue to see these numbers fall.
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