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Malware decreases but ransomware threat rises in first half of 2020

The SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team has published a mid-year update to the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, highlighting substantial increases in ransomware attacks. During the first half of 2020, global malware attacks fell from 4.8 billion to 3.2 billion (-24 percent) over 2019’s mid-year total.

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H1 2020 DDoS report reveals a surge in DDoS attacks

Link11 has released findings from its H1 2020 DDoS Report, which shows that there has been an increase in DDoS attacks during the period. In April, May and June 2020, the number of attacks registered by Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) averaged 97 percent higher than the during the same period in 2019

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