This growth in novel malware attacks shows that hackers are diversifying their tactics and tools to bypass security measures, “especially those used in legacy, signature-based solutions,” BlackBerry reported. Credit: Bigstock This growth in novel malware attacks shows that hackers are diversifying their tactics and tools to bypass security measures, “especially those used in legacy, signature-based solutions,” BlackBerry reported. Credit: Bigstock

New malware attacks were up 70% during the summer, according to a Global Threat Intelligence report from BlackBerry Ltd., which noted growth in novel malware attacks shows that hackers are diversifying their tactics and tools to bypass security measures, “especially those used in legacy, signature-based solutions.”

The company claimed its AI-powered cybersecurity tools stopped approximately 26 cyberattacks and 2.9 unique malware samples per minute from June-August 2023. For comparison, the period stretching March-May 2023 saw an average of 1.7 unique malware samples per minute, while December 2022-February 2023 saw an average of 1.5 malware samples per minute.

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