Malware targeting IoT devices grew 72% in Q3 alone

ALISON DENISCO RAYOME | December 19, 2018

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Cybercriminals continue to develop sophisticated tactics for exploiting victims, according to a new report from McAfee Labs. An average of 480 new threats per minute appeared in Q3 2018, with new malware samples rising by 53%, the report found. Malware attacks increasingly target Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which are rife with security issues. New malware targeting IoT devices grew 72% in Q3, and 203% in the last year overall, the report found. Cryptojacking has also massively grown in popularity among hackers, according to the report: New coinmining malware grew nearly 55% in Q3, and more than 4,467% in the last year. Fileless malware also remains a top concern, as new JavaScript malware grew 45% in Q3, while new PowerShell malware grew 24%, the report found.

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