Last year was interesting for malware distribution and development. While we still experienced a flood of ransomware and immense distribution of malware using malspam/phishing/exploit kits, some major players, such as TeslaCrypt and Angler EK, vanished, while some new names dominated.

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In our first wrap-up of the threat landscape, we are going to cover the trends observed during the last few months of 2016, provide an analyst’s view of the threats, and offer some predictions for the beginning of 2017. Moving forward, every quarter we will bring you a view of the threat landscape through the eyes of Malwarebytes researchers and analysts.

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