Whenever there’s a major news event, you can bet cybercriminals are working overtime to take advantage. The COVID-19 pandemic was no different.
In this year’s Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Report, Carbonite + Webroot analyzed threat activity throughout 2020 to discover new trends affecting the cyber threat landscape.
Notable findings for 2021 include:
- Phishing spiked by 510% from January – February 2020 alone.
- Approximately 1 in 10 malicious sites is hosted on a benign domain
- 1.4 million URLs still host cryptojacking scripts, half of which don’t work anymore.
- New industries are reporting higher-than-average infection rates.