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Exfiltration malware takes center stage in cybersecurity concerns

March 15, 2023

While massive public data breaches rightfully raise alarms, the spike in malware designed to exfiltrate data directly from devices and browsers is a key contributor to continued user exposure, according to SpyCloud.

The 2023 report identified over 22 million unique devices infected by malware last year. Of the 721.5 million exposed credentials recovered by SpyCloud, roughly 50% came from botnets, tools commonly used to deploy highly accurate information-stealing malware.

These infostealers enable cybercriminals to work at scale, stealing valid credentials, cookies, auto-fill data, and other highly valuable information to use in targeted attacks or sell on the darknet.

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