McAfee has released its Quarterly Threats Report examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in Q2 2020.
During this past quarter, McAfee saw an average of 419 new threats per minute. What began as a trickle of COVID-19-related phishing campaigns has evolved into a surge of data breaches and threat actors leaking sensitive data - exploiting the realities of large swathes of the workforce working from home.
Top findings in the report include:
· McAfee’s global network of over a billion sensors registered a 605% increase in total Q2 2020 COVID-19-themed attack detections
· McAfee saw PowerShell malware surged 117% due to proliferation of malicious Donoff documents
· Attacks on cloud services users reached nearly 7.5 million
· New malware samples grew 11.5% in Q2 2020; averaging 419 new threats per minute
· New coinmining malware increased 25% with the adoption of new Coinminer applications
· Publicly disclosed security incidents rose 22%; incidents targeting the technology industry increased 91%
The full report can be found here: https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/assets/reports/rp-quarterly-threats-nov-2020.pdf