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• 9.32 billion total malware attacks in 2017, an 18.4 percent year-over-year increase
• Ransomware attacks dropped from 638 million to 184 million between 2016 and 2017
• Ransomware variants, however, increased 101.2 percent
• Average organization will see almost 900 file-based attacks per year hidden by SSL/TLS encryption

PRESS RELEASE – March 6, 2018

MILPITAS, Calif. – SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announces research and intelligence from its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. In sum, the company recorded 9.32 billion malware attacks in 2017 and saw more than 12,500 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported for the year.

“The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organization and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Our latest proprietary data and findings show...

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