Intelligent CISO Issue 50 - Page 18

cyber trends
CYBERSECURITY FIRM , TRELLIX , HAS RELEASED ITS
LATEST THREAT LABS REPORT WHICH COVERS Q4 2021 THREAT RESEARCH . THE FINDINGS DETAIL WIPER MALWARE AIMED AT UKRAINE AND AN UPSURGE IN CYBERTHREATS FROM A LIKELY RUSSIAN-BACKED ACTOR IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2021 , AS WELL AS MALWARE BEING USED MOST OFTEN IN REPORTED INCIDENTS IN Q4 2021 , ACCOUNTING FOR 46 % OF TOTAL INCIDENTS .
rellix , the

T cybersecurity company helping to deliver the future of extended detection and response ( XDR ), has released its Threat Labs Report : April 2022 , examining cybercriminal behaviour over the last six months . Key findings from the report include individual consumers being the number one target of cybercriminals , closely followed by the healthcare vertical . Additionally , the transportation , shipping , manufacturing and information technology industries showed a sharp increase in threats .

“ We ’ re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface ,” said Christiaan Beek , Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer , Trellix Threat Labs . “ Our world has fundamentally changed . The fourth quarter signalled

Trellix finds escalation of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure as geopolitical tensions rise

the shift out of a two-year pandemic which cybercriminals used for profit and saw the Log4Shell vulnerability impact hundreds of millions of devices , only to continue cyber momentum in the new year where we ’ ve seen an escalation of international cyber activity .”
Threats to critical infrastructure
Q4 2021 saw increased cyber activity targeting sectors essential to the function of society :
• Transportation and shipping were the target of 27 % of all advanced persistent threat ( APT ) – activity by adversarial and stealthy actors – detections
• Healthcare was the second most targeted sector , bearing 12 % of total detections
• From Q3 to Q4 2021 , threats to manufacturing increased 100 % and threats to Information Technology increased 36 %
• Of Trellix customers , the transportation sector was targeted in 62 % of all observed detections in Q4 2021
Trellix also recently released a global Cyber Readiness Report investigating
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