M-Trends 2019

Mandiant, A FireEye Company | 02/15/2020

Over the past 10 years, we covered many different topics in our M-TrendsĀ® reports, including a primer on the exploitation life cycle, how attackers were hiding their activities, malware trends and case studies providing technical details into many of the investigations we performed. On the surface, not much has changed over the past 10 years. 2018 was much like 2017, and 2017 like the preceding years. We continue to see large impactful incidents, though fewer high-profile public disclosures. Extortion cases are on the rise, assisted by cryptocurrency and other forms of non-attributable payment. Cryptocurrencies are also directly targeted via wallets, payment systems and miners.

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