2.3 billion threats blocked: The state of the threat landscape Q1 2022

2.3 billion threats blocked: The state of the threat landscape Q1 2022

Allot Secure blocked 618% more malicious URLs in the first quarter of 2022 than the previous year.

What’s in store for the rest of the year? What did the past few months look like? This is explored in-depth in the recently released Allot Q1 2022 Cyber Threat Report.

During the first quarter of the year, Allot Secure blocked malicious URLs 2.3 billion times, protecting subscribers for consumers who subscribe to cybersecurity services based on Allot solutions that are provided by European CSPs.

Here are some recent trends:

  • Phishing blocks increased by 37% (47 million in Q1 2021 vs 64 million in Q1 2022).
  • Bitcoin trojans blocks increased by 600% in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021.
  • Viruses made up less than 0.09% of total blocks.

What does this mean? There will always be peaks and valleys in any threat landscape, and it is important to be vigilant and ready for any threat that may appear. However, comprehensive understanding comes in understanding the long-term trends, as well as how the threats behave in the wild.

I sat down with Aaron Martin Olivares to discuss this in Allot’s newest Telco Cyber Talk podcast.

Aaron and I discussed how the trends this year compared to last year and explored what was behind the spike in blocks, explored some of the emerging threats and discussed examples of recent threats blocked by subscribers running Allot Secure, and talked about how CSPs can keep their subscribers secure.

Want the full story? Check out the Q1 2022 Threat Report.

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