NEW RANSOMWARE GROWS 118% IN Q1 2019 WITH INNOVATIVE TACTICS

On 28th August, Homeland Security Today reports on the latest report from McAfee which says that McAfee saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code.  It says that 68% of targeted attacks utilised spearphishing for initial access and 77% relied upon user actions for campaign execution.  McAfee says that it observed innovations in ransomware campaigns, with shifts in initial access vectors, campaign management and technical innovations in the code.

https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/cybersecurity/report-new-ransomware-grows-118-percent-in-q1-with-innovative-tactics/

https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release.html?news_id=20190827005835

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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