The message from Webroot’s recent annual threat report is clear – stay on top of your cybersecurity or be breached.
Data collected throughout 2017 shows that attacks such as ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to businesses neglecting patch, update, or replace their current products.
Webroot chief technology officer Hal Lonas says it is concerning to see the relentless innovation of cybercriminals.
“Over the past year, news headlines have revealed that attackers are becoming more aggressive and getting extremely creative,” says Lonas.
“Cryptojacking made our threat report for the first time this year as an emerging threat that combines everything an attacker could want: anonymity, ease of deployment, low-risk, and high-reward. Organisations need to use real-time threat intelligence to detect these types of emerging threats and stop attacks before they strike.”
Some of the notable findings and analysis from the report include:
Looking at these statistics it would appear the power lies well and truly with the cybercriminal, which is why Lonas says it’s vital that businesses roll their sleeves up and ensure their cybersecurity defences are up to scratch.