Report: Botnets Help Bump Cyberattack Attempts by 20 Percent


ThreatMetrix last week reported that it had detected and prevented more than 90 million attempted cyberattacks in real time across industries from July to September. The attempted attacks covered fraudulent online payments, logins and new account registrations, and represented a 20 percent increase over the previous quarter, according to ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report: Q3 2015. The increase is largely due to the growing sophistication of cybercriminals and the amount of customer data available for interception, the report stated.

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