I would like to stress you all not to take this ‘decline’ too serious. The threat is very much there, but comes in waves. these days they seem to reform to encompass other platforms than Windows as well and so we can catch our breath at the moment.
We’ve seen ransomware targeting Linux and Mac in this period. We should take into account that the malware coders are no ‘large’ entity within the realm of computing, but still work steadily towards a new goal or perfecting an old which didn’t pay off.
Instead of thinking now we’re finally over it, we really ought to be thinking ‘what are they up to these days’ - and by searching the net for the latest threats across the board, we may be able to get closer to that answer.
Just my thoughts on the subject