Weekly threat monitor: May 25th, 2022

Since our previous advisory, the threats impacting connected assets are now growing at alarming rates in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and the Americas regions. This threat is likely to persist in the coming weeks.

New variants of exiting ransomware now plague cyberspace with higher sophistication when compared to its predecessors. The pace of emerging versions of malwares in cyberspace has reduced drastically and the reason can be linked to a recent discovery made by Sectrio’s research team. This actual threat coupled with the rising trend of malware loaders, identified in the past couple of weeks can be summarized quickly by alerting your SecOps teams to be on the lookout for malicious activities and patching any known vulnerabilities if you haven’t already done so.

Organizations leveraging technologies such as IoT, OT, ICS, SCADA, or Industrial IoT and those who are undergoing a digital transformation project must be on their guard as the complexities involved in such hybrid networks are often susceptible to cyberattacks due to a lack of asset visibility and threat detection capabilities. This brewing cyber storm is likely to impact industries in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Maritime considering the legacy and ancient equipment active in networks that aren’t aware of its existence. We suggest all such organizations prioritize IoT and OT Security at the core of their operations to avoid any disruptions.

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Weekly advisory

Segments under this list must be on high alert in the coming weeks:
  • Oil and gas
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Supply chains
  • Energy Sector
  • Water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Utility entities
  • Maritime agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Government Agencies

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