Ransomware saw massive growth year after year.

New reports on not just ransomware but all malware saw massive growth year after year. From SonicWall the cyber-security company detected 45 percent growth of malware infections towards desktops. SoncWall spotted 300,000 new attack variants so far this year. SonicWall’s recently announced Capture Cloud Platform is designed to counter these rising threats.

SonicWall Capture Threat Network, which includes more than 1 million sensors across the world, recorded the following 2018 year-to-date attack data through September 2018:

  • 8.5 billion malware attacks (54 percent increase from 2017)
  • 2.9 trillion intrusion attempts (49 percent increase)
  • 262.4 million ransomware attacks (108 percent increase)
  • 1.9 million encrypted threats (56 percent increase)

In September 2018 alone, the average SonicWall customer faced:

  • 1,662 malware attacks (24 percent decrease from July 2017)
  • 791,015 intrusion attempts (19 percent increase)
  • 56 ransomware attacks (99 percent increase)
  • 70.9 encrypted threats (61 percent decrease)
  • 10 phishing attacks each day (92 percent decrease)
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Patrick Domingues

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