Exploits and fileless malware drive record new malware surge

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017.

McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new samples per second – featuring developments such as new fileless malware using malicious macros, a new version of Locky ransomware dubbed Lukitus, and new variations of the banking Trojans Trickbot and Emotet. Threats attempting to exploit Microsoft technology vulnerabilities were very prominent despite the fact that the platform vendor addressed these issues with patches as early as the first quarter of 2017.

Read more about the findings of the McAfee Labs Threat Report on Help Net Security.

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