Malware Tactics Shifted "Significantly" in 2017

Tara Seals

When it comes to malware, 2017 saw a significant shift in attack methodology, a distinct evolution in the predominant attack tools and a distinct divergence in the types of attacks against businesses from attacks against consumers, according to research from Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes’ Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: 2017 State of Malware┬áreport shows sharp increases in malware-based cybercrime, including ransomware, banking Trojans, spyware, adware, cryptocurrency miners and others. Ransomware was the tool of choice, though, spiking more than 93% against consumers and 90% against businesses.

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