2020 Global Threat Report

CrowdStrike | 09/23/2020

A year in cybersecurity is often marked by how disruptive the activity observed was — not just from a destructive standpoint, but also from the perspective of whether day-to-day life was affected. By any such measure, 2019 was an active year. From U.S. school districts to asset management firms, from manufacturing to media, ransomware attacks affected multitudes of people. Disruption in 2019 was not punctuated by a single destructive wiper; rather, it was plagued by sustained operations targeting the underpinnings of our society. The particularly disruptive impact that ransomware had across all sectors is addressed at the beginning of this report, followed by an assessment of additional eCrime threats.

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