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Who Made the List Of 2019's Nastiest Malware?

This year's compilation features well-known ransomware, botnet, and cryptomining software.

Just in time for Halloween comes Webroot's list of the nastiest malware of 2019, filled with attacks and exploits that include ransomware, phishing attacks, botnets, cryptomining, and cryptojacking.

Among the mentions, Emotet, Trickbot, and Ryuk are cited as "the most frightening ransomware triple threat," according to researchers. The "top offenders" in the malware category are Emotet, Trickbot, and Dridex. Meanwhile, Hidden Bee and Retadup are noted for creating cryptojacking havoc.

Webroot's selections are based on malware that delivered the greatest number of malicious payloads or caused the most damage to victims.

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10/29/2019 | 3:43:26 PM
No - there is a clear winner
THE STUPID IT DEPARTMENTS WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND CYBER SECURITY and THE TOTAL LACK OF RELIABLE, TESTED BACKUP AND RESTORE PROTOCOLS.  That is the real horror of it all.    Second UNTRAINED USERS who open any ANY email they receive because nobody TOLD them the basics of that piece of hell.  Third are C-SUITE executives who do not give a tinker's damn about the importance of a cyber security budget or qualified staffing.  Fourth are anybody employed by the Gartner group (bunch of arrogant Greenwich CT techs who have nothing else to do but magic quadrant this, that and t'other)
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