Healthcare, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing faced the brunt of sophisticated cyberattacks that were perpetrated considering the critical nature of such segments of the industry and the likelihood of successful extortion attacks like ransomware. Such attacks were carried out in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the APAC as the payout of a ransom is considerably much higher when compared to regions outside the mentioned areas.
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Geopolitical tensions continue to escalate at an unprecedented rate. This conflict is beginning to engulf surrounding nations and is expected to spread and impact across regions. Cyberattacks pursue strategically geopolitical conflict-prone areas with sophisticated ransomware attacks and spyware with the ability to infect the network without detection. We suggest businesses work with rich and contextual threat intelligence feeds that can help you preemptively take measures to safeguard operations from such attacks.
Monitor incoming traffic and cross analyze network logs from various connected zones and conduits for any clues for anomalous behavior. Cyberattacks are only predicted to rise with increasing entropy and sophistication (The global threat landscape report 2022) We expect malicious threat actors and clusters to grow substantially as collaboration with state-backed threat actors is being identified on various chatter picked up from Sectrio’s threat research team.
We suggest all organizations prioritize IoT and OT Security at the core of their operations to avoid disruptions.
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Segments under this list must be on high alert in the coming weeks:
- Oil and gas
- Financial Services
- Critical Infrastructure
- Supply chains
- Energy Sector
- Water and wastewater treatment facilities
- Utility entities
- Maritime agencies
- Government Agencies