Encrypted attacks growing steadily, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting non-standard ports

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In 2018, SonicWall recorded the decline of cryptojacking, but more ransomware, highly targeted phishing, web application attacks and encrypted attacks.

The company’s annual threat report, compiled based on threat intelligence obtained from 1+ million sensors around the world, marks a:

  • 217.5 percent increase in IoT attacks in 2018 (compared to 2017)
  • 11 percent increase in ransomware attacks
  • 56 percent increase in web app attacks
  • 22 percent increase in malware attacks
  • 38 percent increase in intrusion attempts
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