McAfee detects an average of 419 new cyber threats per minute in Q2

McAfee said it has witnessed an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5 % in the quarter ending October. Covid-19 prompted cybercriminals to change cybercrime campaigns to pandemic themes and exploit the weaknesses of WFH, said the “McAfee Threats Report: Nov 2020.” The report went on and said that Q2 saw a 605% increase in Covid-19-related attack compared to Q1.

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