Endpoint not updating virus definitions
Read the Report In 2016, the profitability of ransomware led to a crowded market.In 2017, the market made a correction, lowering the average ransom to 2 and signaling the commoditization of ransomware.
So there was something wrong with the virus definition update engine.
But in reality, with Android operating system devices, only 20 percent are running the newest version, and only 2.3 percent are on the latest minor release.
Mobile users also face privacy risks from grayware apps that aren’t completely malicious but can be troublesome: 63 percent of grayware apps leak the device’s phone number.
By targeting legitimate Ukrainian accounting software as the point of entry, Petya spread laterally across corporate networks to deploy their malicious payload, with crippling results across the globe.
Mobile threats continue to grow, including the new mobile malware variants (54 percent increase).