Malwarebytes recently released its annual "State of Malware" report, which found that malware threats targeting Apple's Macs are growing much faster than threats against Windows.
According to Malwarebytes, Macs experienced an average of 11 threats per computer compared with 5.8 threats per Windows computer. Mac threats increased by more than 400 percent last year, while Windows threats only increased by one percent.
Businesses bear the brunt of the increase in threats. In fact, the report stated that consumer threats actually declined by two percent but threats targeting businesses increased by 13 percent—an increase of nearly one million attacks.
The CEO of Malwarebytes stated that the growth in preinstalled malware, adware, and multi-vector attacks shows that cybercriminals are becoming more creative and persistent in their campaigns. Pradeep "Apple Mac malware threats growing faster than Windows counterparts" mspoweruser.com (Feb. 11, 2020).