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2018 Security Report

From the resurgence of destructive ransomware, IoT botnets, data breaches and mobile malware to sophisticated multi-vector technologies, it is clear we are witnessing a change in cyber attacks.

We are now seeing threat actors effectively weaponising ransomware as a way to cripple large institutions such as Uber and Equifax, affecting the health and lives of nation-states’ populations, as well as causing pain to many businesses’ bottom lines.

Security gaps in mobile features such as Bluetooth, as well as mobile app stores, have also meant that many malware variants continue to roam freely as well as the increasing popularity and meteoric rise in value of crypto-currencies leading to a significant increase in the distribution of cryptominers. 

In this report, Check Point will take a look back over 2018 and try to make sense of it all...