In 2018, global malware volume recorded by SonicWall hit a record-breaking 10.52 billion attacks. The situation is better in the first half of 2019, when SonicWall recorded 4.8 billion attacks, a 20% drop compared to the same time period last year.
Most of the attacks targeted non-standard ports and experts observed a spike in the number of encrypted malware.
“These findings trended across major regions except a few countries: India (25%), Switzerland (72%) and the Netherlands (3%) were the top countries that suffered increased malware activity.” reads the report.
“The United States (-17%) and
In 2018 Sonicwall had logged more than 2.8 million encrypted malware attacks, +27% over the previous year. In the first half of 2019, Sonicwall has already monitored 2.4 million encrypted attacks, a 76 percent year-to-date increase that demonstrates the growing trend.
“Through the first six months of 2019, SonicWall has registered 2.4 million encrypted attacks, almost eclipsing the 2018 full-year total in half the time. This marks a 76%
The spike in the number of encrypted malware is the result of several factors, such as Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) and open-source malware kits.
Ransomware continues to be a profitable business for the cybercrime ecosystem and the recent wave of attacks against US municipalities demonstrates it.
The report also states that experts observed a spike in the number of
“In 2017, SonicWall logged just 10.3 million
I suggest you read the report that includes other technical details related to the threats monitored by SonicWall.
(SecurityAffairs – encrypted malware, hacking)