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Oct 11, 2018 7:20 AM ET

Cryptomining Dethrones Ransomware as Top Threat in 2018 According to Webroot's Mid-Year Threat Report Update


Cryptomining Dethrones Ransomware as Top Threat in 2018 According to Webroot's Mid-Year Threat Report Update

iCrowd Newswire - Oct 11, 2018

 Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company, shared the results of its Webroot® Threat Report: Mid-Year Update, which explores the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Based on trends in the first half of 2018, Webroot found that cybercriminals are shifting to increasingly sophisticated and targeted means of attack while also expanding their money making endeavors, as shown by the uptick in cryptojacking and cryptomining. This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.

Explore the Webroot Threat Report: Mid-Year Update

Key Report Findings:

Key Quotes: 
Tyler Moffitt, Senior Threat Research Analyst, Webroot
“Cybercriminals display an amazing ability to adapt to maximize their profits. Businesses need to adopt the same nimble mindset toward their cybersecurity. They need to continually reassess risks, adopt a multi-layered approach, and, ultimately, educate their employees about the latest threats on an ongoing basis.”

Additional Resources

Methodology
The Mid-Year Update is an extension of the annual Webroot Threat Report, which examines emerging threats and cybercrime trends from the previous year, and shares perspectives and predictions for the future.

About Webroot
Webroot was the first to harness the cloud and artificial intelligence to protect businesses and individuals against cyber threats. We provide the number one security solution for managed service providers and small businesses, who rely on Webroot for endpoint protection, network protection, and security awareness training. Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services are used by market leading companies like Cisco, F5 Networks, Citrix, Aruba, Palo Alto Networks, A10 Networks, and more. Leveraging the power of machine learning to protect millions of businesses and individuals, Webroot secures the connected world. Headquartered in Colorado, Webroot operates globally across North AmericaEurope, and Asia. Discover Smarter Cybersecurity® solutions at webroot.com.

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