SonicWall 2021 Cyber Threat Report
Cybercriminals have always been opportunists, and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic offered more proof of this than perhaps any other event before it.
Threat actors are becoming more powerful, more aggressive and more numerous, increasingly abandoning the tendency to look for the biggest quarry in favour of attacking the least defended.
In this report, SonicWall talk about; the future of Cyber Security, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), Zero Day Vulnerabilities, Malware, Ransomware, Encrypted Attacks, Intrusion Attempts and Attacks, Crypto jacking, Internet of Things and Malicious files.
The SonicWall 2021 Cyber Threat highlights include.
MALWARE HITS LOW POINT
In 2020, malware fell dramatically, reaching 5.6 billion attacks— a 43% decrease from 2019’s totals.
RANSOMWARE HITS RECORD HIGH
The effects of a global pandemic, combined with record highs in the price of cryptocurrency, drove ransomware to a staggering 62% increase over 2019.
INTRUSION ATTEMPTS RISE, ATTACK PATTERNS CHANGE
The number of intrusion attempts in 2020 was 20% higher than in 2019, but year-over-year attacks in Europe nearly quadrupled. Meanwhile, changes in attack types and patterns evolved over the year.
IoT MALWARE SKYROCKETS
When the pandemic sent workers home, their unsecured personal devices were there waiting for them — and so were cybercriminals. Recognizing the potential to use compromised devices for personal gain, attackers pushed IoT malware to a 66% increase.
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The cybersecurity business gap will continue to grow over time. Threats will become more evasive, and skilled staff will only get harder to find. Businesses will ultimately be faced with two options: Bridge the gap, or fall in.
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