Providing cyber security professionals and C-Level executives a detailed analysis of key cyber trends, statistics and advise on how to prevent fifth generation cyber attacks
Of organizations worldwide targeted by Emotet in 2020
Increase in attacks exploiting Vulnerabilities in RDP(Remote Desktop Protocol)
Vulnerabilities revelead in a Qualcomm chip affects a large portion of the mobile market
Organizations say their traditional security either don’t work or only provide limited functions in cloud environments
"We saw huge spikes in attacks against organizations’ new remote working capabilities. We witnessed surges in phishing attacks targeting home workers and consumers, aiming to steal their personal details. There were major increases in shameless ransomware exploits and sophisticated hacking attempts targeting hospitals, healthcare organizations, and the companies involved in making and shipping the critical COVID-19 vaccines"
"Supply-chain attacks, like that involving SolarWinds, show the potential impact of previously unknown threat vectors. Core security practices, such as least privilege and segmentation, remain relevant in helping to limit the likelihood of initial breach as well as the potential for lateral expansion."
“Vishing attacks are a growing cyber threat. They give the attacker control of the information channel and put additional psychological pressure on the target. Because of this, we’re seeing that more and more multi-staged cyber attacks are incorporating vishing calls as part of their infection chains."
Ransomware attacks have ramped up again in 2020, with the double-extortion technique putting more pressure on organizations to give in to the hackers’ demands. It’s estimated that ransomware has cost businesses globally $20 billion in 2020, up from $11.5 billion in 2019."
Even older forms of malware can be updated with new features to make them a dangerous and persistent threat. The threat actors behind Qbot and Emotet invest heavily in development to enable data theft on a massive scale from organizations and individuals"