Sextortion, Mobile Malware Lead Check Point's Cyberattack Trends List

We break down seven scary trends that leave you and your business at risk.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 30, 2019

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Cybercriminals continue to have the upper hand, as the first half of 2019 showed no environment is immune to cyberattacks.

Check Point Software Technologies‘ “Cyber Attack Trends: 2019 Mid-Year Report” reveals a 50 percent increase in attacks from 2018. Threat actors continue to develop new tool sets and techniques, targeting corporate assets stored on cloud infrastructure, individuals’ mobile devices, third-party supplier applications and even popular email platforms.


Check Point’s Lotem Finkelshtein

Lotem Finkelshtein, Check Point’s group manager of products and R&D, tells us the most important takeaway from this report is that MSSPs and cybersecurity providers must stay agile.

“The dynamic nature of the threat landscape requires a constant adjustment of the security practices we apply,” he said. “Hence, firewall is good, but definitely not enough to protect against the ever-evolving threats. More advanced security measures are required to face the different attack vectors.”

The most surprising finding is that threat actors adjust their tools and attack vectors to emerging technologies, Finkelshtein said.

“We see them introducing tools and methods tailored to cloud environments, we see them with new mobile malware, and of course gear up to evade AI security products,” he said.

Scroll through our slideshow above for the biggest trends highlighted in this report.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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