SophosLabs Malware Forecast 2018
Ransomware continues to make organizations suffer, as evidenced by the persistence of Cerber and outbreaks of WannaCry and Petya (also known as NotPetya, since it was a variant of the
original but with new behaviors). Looking at the raw numbers, WannaCry bested Cerber as the most prolific ransomware family, remaining active since its initial outbreak in mid-May. But that
doesn’t make Cerber any less of a threat. If we narrow the scope to which ransomware appeared on the most computers, Cerber remains the most pervasive.
In this report, we review malicious activity SophosLabs analyzed and protected customers against in 2017 and use the findings to predict what might happen in 2018.
Read more about “SophosLabs Malware Forecast 2018” which can be downloaded via the TTCSIRT Website at https://ttcsirt.gov.tt/documents/malforcast2018.pdf