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Atlas VPN: MacOS malware surged 1092% in 2020

 

According to an Atlas VPN investigation, the development of macOS malware surged by 1,092% in 2020.

To be exact, 674,273 new malware samples were found in 2020, when there were only 56,556 samples detected in 2019.

 

To see the full report, please click here.
 

The full report provides malware development data for macOS and Windows from 2012 until 2021 YTD.

 

 

  • macOS malware development surged by 1,092% in 2020.
  • New macOS threats hit a historical high at 674,273 samples.
  • In 2020, hackers focused more of their attention towards Apple’s desktop OS and created an average of 1,847 threats every day.
  • Also, a record-high of 91.05 million new Windows malware samples were discovered in 2020.
  • Hackers developed an average of 249,452 new Windows threats per day.

 

To see the full report, please click here.
 

The full report provides malware development data for macOS and Windows from 2012 until 2021 YTD.

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Jennifer Evans
Jennifer Evanshttp://www.b2bnn.com
principal, @patternpulseai. author, THE CEO GUIDE TO INDUSTRY AI. former chair @technationCA, founder @b2bnewsnetwork #basicincome activist. Machine learning since 2009.