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What were the key developments that shaped the threat landscape in the third quarter of 2020? For one thing, with coronavirus-themed lures played out, cybercriminals seem to have gone “back to basics”. One area where the effects of the pandemic persist, however, is remote work and its myriad security challenges. This report looks at these and many other trends in great detail, providing defenders with unique insights into the threat ecosystem, as well as brings previously unpublished ESET research updates.

This edition of the ESET Threat Report provides a snapshot of the top cyber-threats and trends in the second quarter of 2020, highlighting a number of notable developments on the threat landscape, including when it comes to ransomware and phishing attacks and many other types of threats and attack vectors. In addition to providing an overview of these findings, the report highlights some of the key research published by ESET malware analysts between April and June 2020 and brings exclusive, previously unpublished ESET research updates.

This edition of the ESET Threat Report summarizes the findings and achievements of ESET researchers, detection engineers and security experts during the first three months of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic upended the lives of billions of people, what types of threats surged, which threats trended down, and what are the key takeaways for cyber-defenders? Our overview of the threat landscape in the first quarter of this year provides answers to these and other questions.