TrendMicro Releases Report on 1H 2017 Worldwide Security

TrendMicro has released its report on the state of security in the first half of 2017. Entitled.” 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise”, it looks at the various aspects of security that has happened this year so far. WannaCry and Petra ransomware are never far from our minds, definitely.

Highlights of the research paper include:

  • APAC topped all the regions in terms of global ransomware threats – it was revealed to have accounted for 35.7% amongst other regions.
  • Additionally, APAC also surpassed other regions by a huge margin, with more than 436 million malware detections observed – The top three malware detected were DocDropDOWNAD, and WannaCry.
  • Over 47 million malicious mobile apps were downloaded by users in APAC, the highest amongst other regions – EMEA users downloaded 30 million apps; North America and Latin America accounting for eight million and six million malicious mobile downloads respectively.
  • Exploits kits are a prominent threat in APAC regions, with a total of 556,542 kits that were detected within six months – The amount was quadruple of North America, that came in second place (120,470)

The report can be viewed here.

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