176% increase in malicious MS office files; 65% drop in malware attack in India

India witnessed a 65% drop in a malware attack, reported SonicWall. The worldwide drop in malware attacks is 24%. However, this does not imply safer cyberspace. Hackers are vigorously looking for other attacking mediums and methods. Thus, there has been a 50% rise in IoT malware attacks, a 7% increase in COVID themed phishing emails, a 176% increase in malicious MS office files. 12,910 new malware types in early to mid-2020 were also noticed.

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