People have become increasingly reliant on their mobile devices in recent years. Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized daily life. Unfortunately, such rapid growth has also attracted criminals, bringing Android up to par with Windows in terms of infection rates.
Android threat landscape
A rapidly increasing group of threats on Android devices are so-called screen lockers, a form of ransomware that attempts to hold your device hostage by locking the screen with a ransom message and making it unusable. Android ransomware rose by nearly 140% globally from Q1 to Q2 of this year alone.
Trojan malware is also on the rise, increasing by 10% in that same timeframe, with many of the threats in this category being banking Trojans. Such malware poses a significant risk, allowing attackers to potentially clean out an unfortunate victim’s bank account.
Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are also a growing threat, accounting for nearly half of all Android threat detections in the first ha..
Mac users have been told for years: Macs don’t get viruses. Even Apple said so, in their famous Get a Mac ads that aired a decade ago. Wow, that’s so cool! It’s good to know we’re all safe. Now, on a different topic, can you tell me why Safari is going to a Russian search engine instead of Google? And I keep getting pop-ups telling me to “clean your Mac from junk!”
Mac threat landscape
Unfortunately, this old “wisdom” has never been true. There has almost always been malware for the Mac. The first widespread virus was the Elk Cloner virus, which actually infected the Apple II, prior to any PC malware. Some of the earliest malware affected the first Macs in the mid-1980s. The switch to a completely new architecture in Mac OS X, in 2001, killed all the old “Classic” Mac malware, but it didn’t take long for more to start appearing, starting with the MW2004 trojan a few years later.
The only reason the myth that Macs can’t get infected with malware has persisted is that, until recently, ..
Only one thing is certain in the threat landscape: the uncertainty around the attacks, the techniques, the tactics, and the vectors. Exploit kits dominated the landscape a few years ago, but has become quiet. Ransomware tops the list of today, but what’s in the store for the future? The trouble is, we don’t know for sure. The threats that we’re seeing today are almost certainly not the threats that we’ll likely see tomorrow. So what do we do in order to protect ourselves from the unknown? We need to take a holistic approach that allows us to protect against anything that may come our way.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection leverages 7 unique layers of detection techniques in what we call Multi-Vector Protection – a multi-vector approach protects against today and tomorrow’s threats. The layers fall into two categories: rules-based and behavior-based. The rules-based layers leverage human-intelligence: the curated work of our talented threat researchers. Contrary ..
Unless you’ve been stuck at a fiery music festival, I don’t need to tell you the threat landscape is constantly evolving and that threats have become increasingly sophisticated at evading detection. Recent Malwarebytes Labs reports, including the 2017 State of Malware shine a light on just how fast these threats continue to spread around the globe impacting businesses of all sizes.
In fact, according to eWeek the latest Ponemon Institute 2017 Cost of Data Breach report came out this week and shows dwell times for malicious attacks now average 214 days. The report also highlights that 1 out of 4 businesses will experience a breach. The cost to businesses and the complexity involved in responding to these types of incidents, including remediating the threats from endpoints, continues to increase as well. Osterman Research uncovered that more than 60 percent of attacks take organizations more than nine hours to remediate.
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