Report highlights record-setting zero day malware volumes, rising network attack rates and the quarter’s top malware attacks
24 June 2021 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report shows that 74% of threats detected last quarter were zero day malware, capable of circumventing conventional signature-based antivirus solutions at the time of the malware release. The report also found that network attacks surged, with a 21% increase compared to the previous quarter and the highest volume since early 2018. With WatchGuard appliances detecting more than 4 million network attacks, corporate servers and assets on site are still high-value targets for attackers despite the shift to remote and hybrid work.
“Last quarter saw the highest level of zero day malware detections we’ve ever recorded. Evasive malware rates have actually eclipsed those of traditional threats, which is yet another sign that…