Malware types encountered during data compromise investigations 2017

Most commonly encountered types of malware used in industrial cyber attacks worldwide in 2017

Malware types encountered during data compromise investigations 2017 The ranking presents the most commonly encountered types of malware used in industrial cyber attacks worldwide in 2017. During the survey period, keyloggers were detected in 8 percent of malware attack investigations. A further 4 percent of detected malware were ransomware.
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Most commonly encountered types of malware used in industrial cyber attacks worldwide in 2017

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Share of encounters
Memory dumper/memory scraper16%
Downloader14%
Remote administration tool (RAT)9%
Injector9%
Keystroke logger8%
Bot7%
Remote admin6%
Installer5%
Password utility5%
Anti-analysis5%
Ransomware4%
Privilege escalation4%
Reverse shell4%
Dropper3%
Webshell3%
Share of encounters
Memory dumper/memory scraper16%
Downloader14%
Remote administration tool (RAT)9%
Injector9%
Keystroke logger8%
Bot7%
Remote admin6%
Installer5%
Password utility5%
Anti-analysis5%
Ransomware4%
Privilege escalation4%
Reverse shell4%
Dropper3%
Webshell3%
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The ranking presents the most commonly encountered types of malware used in industrial cyber attacks worldwide in 2017. During the survey period, keyloggers were detected in 8 percent of malware attack investigations. A further 4 percent of detected malware were ransomware.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Special properties
Trustwave forensic investigation victims
Supplementary notes
Results refer to hundreds of data breach investigations in 21 countries.
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