“Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Take Center Stage in 2016”
AS WE HEAD INTO 2017, MOTIVATED ATTACKERS ARE NOT SLOWING DOWN!
According to Carbon Black data, attackers are holding data for ransom at an alarming rate and are continuing to deploy attacks across every industry. In conjunction with the rise of ransomware and the continued ubiquity of mass malware, attackers are increasingly utilizing non-malware attacks in an attempt to remain undetected and persistent on organizations’ enterprises.
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL MALWARE SEEN BY INDUSTRY IN 2016
- Overall, malware continues to target every industry with manufacturing companies (21.8% of total malware), non-profit organizations (16.4% of total malware), and utility/energy companies (15.6% of total malware) leading the way in 2016.
As organizations plan to defend their enterprises against ransomware and non-malware attacks in 2017, it’s critical to understand the scope of the problem.
In this report, Carbon Black researchers reveal some of the key attack trends of 2016, and predict what to look out for in 2017.
For this report, Carbon Black analyzed data from more than 1,000 customers of Cb Protection and Cb Defense (totaling more than 2.5 million endpoints) to determine the prevalence of malware, ransomware and non-malware attacks in 2016. For nonmalware attacks, nefarious usage of both PowerShell and WMI were considered.