Cyber threats are changing the way we do everything.
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Malware is a consistent and growing thorn in the side of every business and consumer
In 2021, 86.3% of malware was unique to one PC.
Attackers might remain consistent with their attacks, but that doesn’t mean businesses or consumers are off the hook.
Where in the world are PCs being infected?
Well, it differs by region.
Not only are we seeing PC infection rates differ by region, but also by industry.
The sky’s the limit with ransomware payments
Infection rates may vary, but ransomware payments are headed in one direction – up.
Did you know the year-end average for ransomware payments in 2021 more than doubled the 2020 average, hitting
It’s boom time for high-risk URLs
Ransom payments are soaring, but so are high-risk URLs.
This growth also differs based on location...
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Phishing for your data
Phishing can happen at various times of the year. For example, take the month of May. There was a 770% increase in phishing activity in that month alone. Cybercriminals like to strike when the iron is hot and take advantage of tax season.
Cybercriminals are not just phishing for your information during certain times throughout the year. They are also attempting to trick you by impersonating top brands.
With the introduction of Windows 11, bad actors won’t think twice about engaging in new and dangerous exploits.
- Grayson Milbourne | Security Intelligence Director
As attackers become more strategic about who they attack, small and medium-sized businesses become a highly lucrative option.
- Matt Aldridge | Principal Solutions Consultant
By becoming more calculated in their approach, bad actors will look to maximize their potential financial windfalls.
- Kelvin Murray | Senior Threat Research Analyst
We foresee an increase in the complexity of social engineering tactics as cybercriminals advance their tactics to become more deceptive and difficult to detect.
- Tyler Moffitt | Senior Security Analyst
The threat intelligence, trends and details presented in the 2022 BrightCloud® Threat Report are based on data continuously and automatically captured by the BrightCloud® Platform, our machine learning-based architecture. Our threat research team analyzes and interprets the data using advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence.