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This report from the Mimecast Threat Center provides technical analysis of threats that emerged from April to June 2019 by threat type and by industry affected, along with assessment of potential future attack trends – like a continued increase in fileless malware techniques.
This analysis includes 160 billion emails processed by Mimecast from April to June 2019. During that period, Mimecast rejected 67 billion. Find out why.
More than 10% of threats attempted to bundle malware in archive formats, such as .zip… as a means of evading detection.
The large number of trojans blocked during the quarter indicates its use as a delivery mechanism for more dangerous malware payloads.
These industries may have been heavily targeted because they represent a rich store of intellectual property.
File types associated with Microsoft Word were also seen in nearly 15% of threats.
Peak threat volume was seen during the week ending April 21, with more than 25 million threats detected and blocked during the associated seven-day period. The volume of spam-related threats was significantly higher than the other categories throughout the quarter.
This Mimecast Threat Center report leverages 160 billion emails processed by Mimecast from April to June 2019. During that period, Mimecast rejected 67 billion. Find out why.DOWNLOAD THE REPORT