The hackers who stole more than 5.8 million sensitive personal information from the personal data of more than 500 million people in 2016 are no longer active, but a new study shows there are plenty of ways to boost your cyber defenses.
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Symantec said a study by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike shows a large percentage of attacks have been launched from a computer system running an operating system known as Windows 10.
Researchers have found an average of 10 attacks a day were launched using the operating system from April to October, and it has been the operating systems top concern in the cybersecurity field.
The new report said the operating environment and software can be used to spread ransomware, as well as other malicious software.
Symantech researchers say ransomware is the “new form of mass data theft” that they say is used by criminals to extract valuable information from victims.
Symantech, the cybersecurity company that analyzed the attack, said ransomware attacks can be launched in multiple ways, including by exploiting security holes, using remote access tools, or simply bypassing security measures.
In its report, Symantek said that it has identified a new variant of the ransomware that is more complex and more difficult to detect.
Symants report also found that hackers used the same attack vectors as the previous variants.
The ransomware has been found in the wild in several countries, including in China and Russia.
The researchers said the ransomware also has the capability to be downloaded from the Internet, but that it is still difficult to download it.
Symantick said that attackers could create their own exploits that are more effective and can be more difficult for antivirus software to detect and block.
The Symantes report also noted that the threat posed by ransomware has changed since the days of the infamous WannaCry.
The WannaCrypt ransomware was a ransomware that infected computers in countries across the world and demanded payment for the data that was stolen.
The ransom was around $300,000, but as the ransomware spread it was easy for attackers to make large sums.
Symantyech said that while the ransomware is still a threat, it is more effective now because of the new malware that can be easily disguised and used to attack other organizations.
Symantly said that in 2017, cybercriminals stole more sensitive information than any other year in the last decade.
The report said that more than 1.3 million companies and organizations in the U.S. and in many countries worldwide have been targeted.
SymAntech said the threat has evolved and it’s likely that many organizations will continue to be targeted in the years ahead.