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Research: Malware, phishing attacks on the rise

October 19, 2023

To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Plume has shared insights into recent cyber threat activity as part of its ongoing Plume IQ data intelligence reporting.

Plume IQ data showed that from the second half of 2021 to the first half of 2023, malware attacks increased by 35 per cent in Japan, and 80 per cent in the US. The data also showed that in Europe, phishing incidents increased by 347 per cent.

For the first six months of 2023, based on a monthly average, Plume said it detected and prevented over 450 threats targeted at its customers’ homes across the USs, Japan and Europe.

Guard, Plume’s network-level security service, offers real-time cyber threat protection for phones, computers and IoT devices. Guard is a built-in feature of Plume’s HomePass app.

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