Ransomware Sees Further Decline, Banking Trojan Use Steps Up

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Ransomware accounted for one tenth of 1% of all malicious email content in Q4, according to a new threat report from Proofpoint. It’s Q4 threat report found that banking trojans accounted for 56% of all malicious payloads in email in Q4, while remote access trojans (RATs) accounted for 8.4%. Proofpoint claimed that this marked a “significant change” for RATs, as in previous years they were rarely used by attackers.

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