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Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques 2016 Wrap-Up


In our first wrap-up of the threat landscape, we are going to cover the trends observed during the last few months of 2016, provide an analyst’s view of the threats, and offer some predictions for the beginning of 2017. Moving forward, every quarter we will bring you a view of the threat landscape through the eyes of Malwarebytes researchers and analysts.


  • Ransomware continued to grab headlines as the favorite attack methodology
  • Mac experienced its first threat of ransomware and a slew of different Trojan droppers
  • Malicious spam/phishing attacks became more sophisticated with new delivery types of payloads and more

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