2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Ransomware by Location

In some places ransomware is getting better. But in others, it’s getting much worse. In terms of total ransomware, the United States had far more than any other country, with nearly 80 million ransomware attacks. This is more than 13 times the number of ransomware attacks in the next-highest country, U.K. Like the country-level data, […]

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – What is Malware Spread?

SonicWall recorded 1.8 billion malware hits in the United States through June 2020 — more than four times the next-highest ranked (U.K., with 231.9 million). So why aren’t these countries the riskiest? Malware totals are useful in calculating trends, but they’re of limited usefulness when determining relative risk: They ignore factors such as size, population, […]

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – What’s Your Malware Risk

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 […]

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Malware Falls

Instituting widespread work-from-home policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was the right thing to do, both from a business continuity standpoint and from an employee safety standpoint.2-2 The downside is that organizations are more distributed than ever before — and this is having an impact on how cybercriminals approach the targeting and deployment of […]

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – What’s Hiding in Your Office Files

The number of new malware variants found by SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM continues to rise: During the first six months of 2020, the pair discovered 315,395 new malware variants. Each year has brought significant advancements, and the first half of 2020 is no exception.

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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Phishing for Fear

In the first half of 2020 global phishing volume was down 15%, but roughly 7% of those attacks leveraged fears around COVID-19. SonicWall phishing intelligence derived this figure from a large sample of spam emails containing COVID-19-related search terms.

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SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – IOT Attack Volume Rising

According to one industry study, the global IoT security market is expected to reach or exceed $35.2 billion (USD) by 2023, a spike of 33.7% based on compound annual growth rate (CAGR). As witnessed in global news headlines, concerns over IoT device security — and respective IoT security regulations — are driving the high market […]

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