Overall Volume of Thanksgiving Weekend Malware Attacks Lower This Year

  • Security vendor SonicWall says its customers encountered a total of 91 million attacks overall in the days preceding Thanksgiving and those immediately after: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

    The number represented an unexpected 34% decrease, or a third fewer attacks, compared with the same period in 2017. The decline was especially sharp on Cyber Monday, which by all early accounts was record-breaking both in terms of the number of online shoppers and sales. However, SonicWall did encounter a sharp increase in ransomware attacks over the online holiday shopping days.

    Read more about the findings of the new SonicWall report on DarkReading.