Proofpoint Threat Operations and Research recently published their quarterly threat report for July – September 2016, which includes key findings such as:
- Volume of malicious emails rose to their highest levels ever
- Ransomware variants grew tenfold
In particular, 97% of messages with malicious document attachments featured the popular ransomware strain Locky, while CryptXXX was the dominant ransomware delivered by exploit kit (EK).
- Threat actors adjusted tactics in business email compromise (BEC) attacks
In BEC attacks, “display-name spoofing” increased to almost 1-in-3 BEC messages, gaining ground on instances of “reply-to spoofing,” suggesting that BEC actors continue to adjust techniques.
Download the full report. Please let us know if you have any questions related to this report or how Alvaka Networks can protect your people and data from attacks.