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Year-over-year malware volume increased by 64%

Malware volume rose by 64% between the second quarter of 2018 and the same period this year, but dropped by 5% in the latter period compared to Q1 of this year, a new WatchGuard report[pdf] shows. 38% of all malware detections involved previously undiscovered, zero-day malware.

Malware attacks are becoming more common in the EMEA region, which now accounts for 37% of all campaigns. The second most targeted region was APAC, with 36% of all malware attacks. The top 10 most popular malware strains for the first time included various modules from the Kali Linux operating system that is tailored to security researchers.

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