SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast

It’s never too early to start planning for 2018.  Our vendor partner, Sophos, has just published a nice summary report on the threats they’ve seen in 2017 and their likely impact in 2018.

Four trends stood out in 2017 and will likely dominate in 2018:

1. A ransomware surge fueled by Ransomware as a Service and amplified by the resurgence of worms;
2. An explosion of Android malware on Google Play and elsewhere;
3. Continued efforts to infect Mac computers; and
4. Ongoing Windows threats, fueled by do-it-yourself exploit kits that make it easy to target Microsoft Office vulnerabilities