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


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