28 Jul Positive Technologies Cyber-Threat Landscape-Report
83% of successful cyberattacks in the Middle East and Africa had a targeted nature, according to a new report by Positive Technologies.
According to Positive Technologies’ cybersecurity threatscape report, government bodies are especially appealing targets to cybercriminals: 22% of total attacks on organizations targeted government agencies, and 56% of these were perpetrated by APT groups. Armed with various malware and exploits, malicious actors penetrate the victims’ networks and linger to conduct cyber espionage.
Industrial companies feel the pressure of cyberattacks, with 16% of companies being threatened, as they possess valuable information, represent components of critical infrastructure, and make a significant contribution to the regional economy.
Malware is critical in cyberattacks on institutions, with it taking many forms as a means of damaging industrial companies at all levels of cyber-capability. Malware was utilized in 58% of attacks on organizations and 70% of attacks on individuals. RATs, which enable attackers to assume control over a compromised device, are the most widely used type of malware. Additionally, spyware, often masquerading as legitimate applications, is extensively used against individuals.
Find out more about Positive Technologies’ cyber-security landscape report through their official website: https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/.