Cybercrime: Today and the Future

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Erin Sindelar Hello everyone. My name is Erin Sindelar. Thank you so much for joining us at Perspectives 2021. In the next few minutes, I’m excited to talk with you about the current state of cybercrime. To start, let’s look at the big picture of threats in 2020. Overall Trend Micro blocked 62.6 billion threats last year, which is about 119,000 per minute from all of this threat data, a few highlights to point out 91% of these threats were email born.

We detected 210% more attacks on home networks than in the previous year and 34% more new ransomware families than last year. Additionally, Trend Micro™ Zero Day Initiative™ published 40% more vulnerability advisories than in the past year. Now I know that was a lot of numbers really quickly right off the bat, but I wanted to ground us in an overall snapshot of the threat landscape last year before we dig into one of these areas specifically, which is ransomware.

Ransomware today looks quite a bit different than it did in the past. Yes, there is still encryption and cryptocurrency demands, but that’s just one part of a much larger process. There are three big changes

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