Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as top threat in 2018

Based on trends in the first half of 2018, Webroot found that cybercriminals are shifting to increasingly sophisticated and targeted means of attack while also expanding their money making endeavors, as shown by the uptick in cryptojacking and cryptomining.

Malware in general, including ransomware and cryptomining, accounted for 52 percent of threats in the first half of 2018. Phishing attempts increased by more than 60 percent from January to June 2018. Dropbox overtook Google in the first half of 2018 as the most impersonated company for phishing attacks, accounting for 17 percent of phishing emails.

Read more about the findings of the Webroot report on Help Net Security.