The 2020 Global Threat Report is one of the industry’s most highly anticipated reports on today’s most significant cyber threats and adversaries. It features a comprehensive overview of the global investigations and deep analysis conducted by the CrowdStrike® Intelligence team, the Falcon OverWatch™ managed threat hunting team and the CrowdStrike Services incident response team throughout 2019.

The report covers real-world scenarios and observed trends in attackers’ ever-evolving tactics, techniques and procedures, and offers practical recommendations to protect your organization in the coming year. Here are some highlights:

  • Big game hunting (BGH)escalated, and ransom demands soared into the millions, causing unparalleled disruption.
  • Cybercriminals are weaponizing sensitive datato increase pressure on ransomware
  • The eCrime ecosystem continues to evolve, mature and develop increasing specialization.
  • Outside of BGH, an increase was observed in eCrime campaigns targeting financial institutionsaround the world.
  • The trend toward malware-free tactics accelerated, with malware-free attacks surpassing the volume of malware attacks.
  • State-sponsored targeted intrusions continued to gather intelligenceand promote division within communities, and possible collaboration with sophisticated eCrime adversaries was observed.