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Security threats

1 - How Cloud, IoT Are Altering the Security LandscapeHow Cloud, IoT Are Altering the Security Landscape

Cyber-threats continue to evolve as businesses adopt public clouds and IoT devices. Here’s why businesses should pay more attention to security.

2 - Ransomware on the RiseRansomware on the Rise

New ransomware samples increased 58% in Q2 from Q1 due to fast-growing new families, including CTB-Locker and CryptoWall. The total number of ransomware samples grew 127% from Q2 2014 to Q2 2015.

3 - Malware GrowthMalware Growth

McAfee Lab’s malware samples grew 12% in Q2 from Q1, reaching more than 433 million samples.

4 - Mobile Malware Infection DipsMobile Malware Infection Dips

While the total number of mobile malware samples grew 17% in Q2 from Q1, mobile malware infection rates fell by about 1% per region. The exceptions: North America, which saw a drop of almost 4%, and Africa, which remained the same.

5 - Spam URLs GrowSpam URLs Grow

New spam URLs and their domains grew by 380% in Q2 versus Q1. Most of the increase is attributed to hundreds of thousands of auto-generated or sequential domains dedicated to spam campaigns.

6 - Phishing for DataPhishing for Data

Every hour in Q2, more than 6.7 million attempts were made to tempt Intel Security customers into connecting to risky URLs via emails, browser searches, etc.

7 - Millions of Infected Files Millions of Infected Files 

Every hour in Q2, more than 19.2 million infected files were exposed to Intel Security customers’ networks.

8 - PUPs Attempts IncreasePUPs Attempts Increase

Every hour in Q2, an additional 7 million potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) attempted installation or launch on Intel Security protected networks.

9 - Risky MovesRisky Moves

Every hour in Q2, 2.3 million attempts were made by Intel Security customers to connect to risky IP addresses or those addresses attempted to connect to customers’ networks.