BURLINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB)
November 29, 2017
The report states that 75 million distinct malware files were created between the beginning of the year and October, which translates to 285,000 new samples detected every day by PandaLabs.
2017 Cybersecurity Trends
More than half of attacks are motivated by financial targets, while espionage is the second greatest motivating factor. Stealth attacks with adaptive lateral movements are becoming all too common.
Malware-less attacks are increasingly favored by attackers. They prefer to remain invisible to traditional protection models, and do not require the victim’s interaction. These attacks can double profitability when optimally executed.
Tools for exploiting vulnerabilities have given rise to new attack vectors that require no human interaction. The endpoint is the target. The perimeter has become blurred, mobility is the norm in any company, and corporate networks are therefore much more exposed.
Other trends detailed in the report are ex-employees attempted to extort their previous companies, initiating attacks from within the company and cyberwarfare and cyber-armies. Nations are in a full-on arms race in cyberspace, they’re creating cyber command centers to bolster defenses against attacks on companies and infrastructures.
The report also details figures and statistics, and the tactics hackers use to infect computers.
Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018
“PandaLabs Annual Report 2017,” looks ahead by making cyber-security predictions for the coming year.
Cyberwarefare and its consequences: Instead of an open war where the opposing sides are clearly identifiable, we are facing a guerrilla strategy with isolated attacks whose authors are never clear. Freelancers at the service of the highest bidder, false flag operations, and an increase in collateral victims of these attacks is what’s in store for 2018.
Malware for mobile devices and the Internet of Things will continue to rise. More advanced attacks and more ransomware can be expected in the coming year. These attacks promise a high return on their investment at a low level of risk.
Companies will spearhead awareness-building initiatives for attacks: for…