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Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight (Information Week)

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The frequency and severity of malware attacks has increased “dramatically” since 2011, according to an April 19 State of the Endpoint Report from the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by CounterTack, a company that provides endpoint detection and response technology for enterprises.

Of the 694 US IT security practitioners surveyed, 56% reported that malware attacks in recent years have become “stealthier and more difficult to detect.”

While 43% of respondents told researchers that they had a strategy in place to deal with destructive malware in 2015, only 38% reported the same a year later.

As for the incidences they’re facing, 71% reported zero day attacks, while 68% told of DDoS attacks. A majority of respondents – 60% — believe it’s becoming harder to fight back.