CLIFTON, N.J. – March 13, 2018 – Comodo, a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, today announced the publication of the Comodo Threat Research Labs’ Global Malware Report 2017, which culminates a year of security analysis and research into threat patterns. Among its major findings: 2017 was a year of multiple geopolitical events that corresponded with major malware spikes in enterprise security. From elections to North Korea nuclear threats and missile launches, it seems likely that cyber actors are using geopolitical events to achieve cyber activism and other goals.
In the internet era, all major real-world events have a reflection in cyberspace. Comodo witnessed diverse malware attacks coinciding with geopolitical events, including:
The report also charts changes in malware pattern detections across countries, industries and events. Cybersecurity decision makers can use the report to evaluate their preparedness for global cyberthreats and make critical adjustments to their strategy and technology, services, and talent investments.
This publication is the year-end edition of a quarterly threat report and security analysis series published by Comodo Threat Research Labs, a group of more than 120 security professionals, ethical hackers, and computer scientists and engineers, who work for Comodo full-time analyzing enterprise security and malicious cyber activity trends across the globe. Download the full report here.