2016 Q3 Malware Review

Learn why Locky ransomware continued to dominate this quarter and how “quiet” malware became the secret sauce for threat actors

More than 97% of phishing emails delivered in 2016 contained ransomware… What about the rest?
Learn more in our latest malware report

"Quiet" malware continues to wreak havoc in the shadow of ransomware

During the third quarter of 2016, the Cofense Intelligence team generated 689 active threat reports that highlighted indicators of compromise, tactics, and techniques that serve as the hallmarks of phishing attacks, revealing that more than 97% of phishing emails delivered in Q3 contained ransomware. But what about the rest?

In this report, you’ll learn:

  • Why Locky ransomware continued to dominate in Q3
  • The success of “quiet” crimeware utilities like remote access trojans (RATs)
  • Which business models threat actors are profiting off of
  • Additional insights on active threats

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