McAfee tracks eight new threats every second as cyber criminals embrace innovation

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Thanks to a surge in healthcare attacks, cryptocurrency mining and fileless malware, McAfee Labs latest quarterly threat report has seen an average of eight new threat samples per second. Highlights of the report include the healthcare sector experiencing a 211 percent increase in disclosed security incidents in 2017, and fileless malware leveraging Microsoft PowerShell growing 267 percent in the fourth quarter. New ransomware grew 35 percent and ended 2017 with 59 percent growth year on year, however towards the end of the year cryptocurrency mining took off as criminals followed the money. Away from the desktop, new mobile malware decreased…

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