Malwarebytes released a new report called “Under the Radar: The Future of Undetected Malware” that takes a look at current threats using next generation tricks, and how current security technologies stand up to these threats, as well as the threats to come.
Every year, we at Malwarebytes Labs like to stare into our crystal ball and foretell the future of malware. And while all hope is for a threat-free 2019, the reality likely includes botnets, IoT, artificial intelligence, and even more data breaches. When it comes to security, we can pretty much assure you that attacks will keep happening—just as the sun rises and sets.
The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.
Ringing in with echoes of WannaCry, Petya (or Petrwrap, NotPetya), is a new ransomware strain outbreak affecting many users around the world.