Report identifies a jump in fileless and PowerShell based cyber attacks

Published: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 07:53

SentinelOne has released the findings of its H1 2018 Enterprise Risk Index Report. According to the report, fileless based attacks rose by 94 percent in the first half of 2018 and PowerShell attacks in June jumped to a record of 5.2 attacks per 1000 endpoints, compared to 2.5 attacks in May.

The report, which leverages anonymized data collected from SentinelOne global deployment of agents gathered from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018, also found that Ransomware attacks remain popular, ranging from 5.6 to 14.4 attacks per 1000 endpoints per month.

The report also examined the classification of detected documents and executables by the verdict provided by reputation services, finding that more than 70 percent of total detections were unknown to these services.

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