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What We Learned from Malware Attacks in 2018

January 23, 2019 / Chris Preimesberger

Malware blossomed in several different directions in the past 12 months, and the year ahead looks like it will be a full-fledged follow-on. According to security firm Malwarebytes, 2018 came in like a lion and out like—well, a different lion. It’s fair to say that, despite a sleepy second quarter, this past year was action-packed from start to finish. “We experienced another very active year for malware that shows no signs of stopping,” CEO Marcin Kleczynski said in a media advisory. “Attackers continued to shift their methodologies to follow the payload. We saw evidence of this with the strong focus on attacking businesses with insecure and unpatched networks.