2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – What’s Hiding in Your Office Files

2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – What’s Hiding in Your Office Files

The number of new malware variants found by SonicWall
Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with Real-Time
Deep Memory InspectionTM continues to rise: During the
first six months of 2020, the pair discovered 315,395 new
malware variants.

Each year has brought significant advancements, and the first
half of 2020 is no exception. So far in 2020, every month has seen significant year-over year increases in the number of malware variants found —
combined, they represent a 62% increase over 2019’s first
half totals.

Of these, 120,910 were detected by SonicWall Real-Time
Deep Memory Inspection. Included as part of Capture
ATP, RTDMITM leverages proprietary memory inspection,
CPU instruction tracking and machine learning capabilities
to become increasingly efficient at recognizing and
mitigating cyberattacks never seen by anyone in the
cybersecurity industry — including threats that do not exhibit
any malicious behavior and hide their weaponry via encryption.
These are attacks that traditional sandboxes likely missed.

Overall, 63% more never-before-seen malware variants were
identified by RTDMI in the first half of 2020 than were identified
in the first half of 2019.

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Blog content for the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report series provided by our partners at SonicWall.