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Mac-based security threats outpacing Windows

February 11, 2020

Organisations running Mac-based systems are increasingly at risk of compromise, with the volume of threats targeting the environment now growing more rapidly than those targeting Windows, according to Malwarebytes’ latest annual State of malware report, which has just been released.

Over the course of 2019 – besides overarching trends such as an increased focus on targeted attacks, the resurgence of threats such as Emotet and TrickBot, and the emergence of new ransomware families such as Ryuk and Sodinokibi – Malwarebytes said it saw nearly twice as many Mac threats detected per endpoint as Windows ones.

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