This report provides a high-level perspective on threat intelligence from SonicWall’s researchers. Key findings for 2018 include:
Web app attacks are up 56%, at 26.8 million
Globally, SonicWall logged 10.52 billion malware attacks last year— the most ever on record.
There were 26 million phishing attacks worldwide in 2018, and while this shows a 4.1% decrease since 2017, these attacks have become highly targeted.
SonicWall’s Capture ATP sandbox service found malware hidden in 47,073 PDFs and 50,817 Office files in 2018. While that may not sound like a lot, most security controls cannot identify and mitigate malware hidden in these files.