According to a Summer 2023 cybersecurity trends report from ReasonLabs, malware was the top online threat affecting consumers from May to July 2023, accounting for 58% of all detections. 

The report analyzed global security incidents and includes data and insights into cybersecurity threats. The report found that consumers spend more time online in the summer months, both on computers and mobile devices. With more time spent online comes an increased risk for consumers, who are often unaware of the commonality and complexity of cybersecurity threats that exist on the internet. 

For security leaders who have employees who work from home, it's important to remind them of common cybersecurity threats especially if using personal devices for work. Additional threats found in the report include:

  • Phishing (24.7%): an attack that tricks consumers into revealing sensitive information such as passwords and credit card.
  • Adware (8.1%): a form of malware that can deliver unwanted advertisements onto a device, hijack a computer's settings or display potentially dangerous ads.
  • Pirated software (3.8%): which often contains malware that hackers embed into websites and contain free content such as movies and TV shows.
  • Cryptojacking (3.6%): a form of cyber attack in which a hacker uses someone else's computer or device to mine cryptocurrencies without their knowledge or consent.

Read the full report here.