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Health care attacks, fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining on surge: McAfee

Health care attacks, fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining on surge: McAfee (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

“It should be no surprise to see criminals focusing on stealthy fileless PowerShell attacks, low-risk routes to cash through cryptocurrency mining, and attacks on soft targets such as hospitals.” Health Care Targeted Although publicly disclosed security incidents targeting health care decreased by 78 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017, the sector experienced a dramatic 210 per cent overall increase in incidents in 2017. In Q4 JavaScript malware growth continued to slow with new samples decreasing by 9 per cent, while new PowerShell malware more than tripled, growing 267 per cent. 30 per cent  of all publicly disclosed security incidents in Q4 took place in the Americas, followed by 14 per cent in Europe and 11 per cent in Asia. Disclosed incidents decreased 15 per cent in 2017, down 37 per cent in Q4. Disclosed incidents rose 16 per cent in 2017, falling 29 per cent in Q4. In 2017 total mobile malware experienced a 55 per cent increase, while new samples declined by 3 per cent.

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