CYREN 2016 Cyberthreat Report Shows 55% Annual Increase in Phishing, Steady Upswing in Malware

Mar 09, 2016, 06:00 ET from CYREN

MCLEAN, Va., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN) today announced in its 2016 CYREN Cyberthreat Report that it tracked 3.96 million active phishing URLs in 2015 – a 55% increase over 2014.

"This ongoing boom for phishing is a clear indicator that criminals are in the midst of an ongoing shift away from lower-value, consumer-oriented targets to a focus on specific, higher-value businesses and individuals," said Lior Kohavi, CTO at CYREN. "This means that an emphasis on prevention rather than detection is critical. We can no longer accept the idea that a first successful breach must happen before others can be protected. Criminal tactics have changed – and so must the industry's mindset." 

CYREN's report also notes that new malware rose 14% in 2015 to 95.54 million detections. New malware aimed at Android users increased at a slower 5% pace to reach 3.25 million detections. The full 28-page 2016 CYREN Cyberthreat Report is available to download at  

About CYREN CYREN (NASDAQ and TASE: CYRN) protects more than 600 million users against cyber attacks and data breaches through its cloud-based web, email, mobile and endpoint security solutions. Relied upon by many of the world's largest technology companies such as Dell, Google, McAfee and Microsoft, CYREN offers enterprise-focused security as a service (SecaaS) solutions as well as embedded solutions for software and security providers . CYREN's global cloud security platform processes more than 17 billion daily transactions and uses innovative zero-day protection technology to proactively block over 130 million threats each day. Learn more at

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