During the final stretch of last year came to represent 68 % of all the malware.

cybercriminals are paying special attention to the malware obfuscated or evasive. This malware hides itself to prevent its deteción and waiting for the right moment to attack.

And during the fourth quarter of 2019, their use grew to a level never seen.

The Report Security in the Internet of WatchGuard Technologies corresponding to that quarter reveals that the malware evasive has come to represent 68% of total of malware. Or, put another way, more than two-thirds of the malware detected by the security devices Firebox WatchGuard between October and December of last year ran the anti-virus solutions based on signatures.

Compared with the annual average for the entire 2019, is a increase of 35 %. Hence, WatchGuard sentences that this malware is “it is becoming the rule, not the exception,”.

Also during the fourth quarter was intensified by the adware to device Mac.

“What we have found during the fourth quarter shows that the creators of threats are always evolving their methods of attack”, valued, Corey Nachreiner, director of technology of WatchGuard.

“With more than two-thirds of the malware hidden and the ready to sneak out of defenses based on signatures, and innovations such as adware from Mac on the rise, companies of all sizes need to have multiple levels of security,”, he warns. “AI” or artificial intelligence, “advanced anti-malware technology based on the behavior and the robust protection against phishing as the DNS filtering will be especially crucial”.