Intelligent CISO Issue 53 - Page 18

cyber trends
A REPORT BY ONE OF THE INDUSTRY ’ S LEADING TECH GIANTS , TRELLIX , EXPLORES THE CYBERSECURITY TRENDS AND ATTACK METHODS FROM THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022 . THE REPORT DETAILS THE EVOLUTION OF RUSSIAN CYBERCRIME , EMAIL SECURITY AND THREATS TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE .
rellix , the

T cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response ( XDR ), has released The Threat Report : Summer 2022 , analysing cybersecurity trends and attack methods from the first quarter of 2022 .

Trellix report finds business services top target of ransomware attacks

The report also features research from Trellix Threat Labs into connected healthcare and access control systems . It also includes analysis of email security trends and details the evolution of Russian cybercrime related to the conflict in Ukraine where new malware or methods have yet to be observed . Findings from the research point to :
• Increased threats to business services : Companies providing IT , finance and other types of consulting and contract services were targeted by adversarial actors more often , demonstrating cybercriminals ' desire to disrupt multiple companies with one attack .
• Ransomware evolution : Following the January arrests of members of the REvil ransomware gang , payouts to attackers declined . Trellix also observed ransomware groups building lockers targeting virtualisation services with varied success . Leaked chats from the quarter ’ s second most active ransomware gang , Conti , which publicly expressed allegiance to the Russian administration , seem to confirm the government is directing cybercriminal enterprises .
• Email security trends : Telemetry analysis revealed phishing URLs and malicious document trends in email security . Most malicious emails detected contained a phishing URL used to steal credentials or lure victims to download malware . Trellix also identified emails with malicious
18 www . intelligentciso . com