2018 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, Vol 23

The 2018 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) takes a deep dive into the world's largest civilian global intelligence network, revealing the latest trends and vulnerabilities. Highlights include:

  • Cryptojacking attacks explode by 8,500 percent
  • Majority of targeted attackers use a single method to infect victims
  • Implanted malware grows by 200 percent, compromising the software supply chain
  • Mobile malware continues to surge – 54 percent increase in malware variants
  • Business-savvy cyber criminals price ransomware for profit


Kevin Haley, Director, Symantec Security Response