BlackBerry has published the ‘2021 Annual Threat Report ‘, which contains information on the rapidly growing cybersecurity threats from the coronavirus.
According to the company, the report shows that the cybercrime industry has not only adapted to new digital habits, but has also been successful in finding and targeting malicious companies. It highlights dangerous new changes in the cybercrime world, access to mercenaries and the crimeware-a-a-service (CAS) model.
After the corona pandemic, many companies suddenly had to remotely support many components and had to digitize many parts of their infrastructure overnight. As a result of this sudden digitization there is no adequate protection and employees and customers are subjected to ever increasing cyber attacks. In addition, the merger of cyber and physical threats has expanded, with cybercriminals using the corona epidemic to deceive medical institutions or vulnerable groups.
“The cybersecurity industry is becoming more and more complex each year as new technologies, devices and innovations come to light, which is especially true from the global pandemic in 2020 until the US election,” said Eric Millum, vice president of research at Blackberry. .
This report introduces the sophistication and cooperation of these hacker-for-hire groups, as well as the rapidly growing crime software business model as a service.
The ransomware-a-service (ROS) model has not been very successful, especially as online transactions have grown by non-digital locals, and subsequent research by threatening actors such as Bahamut and Costa Rico has revealed that these groups once had the tools to be considered the only domain of attackers. . This means that frequent, skillful, targeted attacks can cause new losses to companies.
According to the report, unsecured mobile technology, inadequate DMARC e-mail protection and over-disclosure of personal information on social media could expose the US election to cyber-attacks.
Global automotive companies are facing new regulations to protect connected cars from cybertalks and data theft, and there have been numerous fishing campaigns targeting critical infrastructure systems in the manufacturing, healthcare, energy services and food supply sectors.
“As public and private companies are working from the ground up to completely block cybercrime activity, the foundation for strong security practices will not change,” said Eric Millum. “Identifying AI-based security tools and internal threat from 24-hour surveillance” Understanding security impacts tested at the same time and the impact of current events on an organization’s attack surface makes the difference between data breach and successful cyber security. “Ciokr@idg.co.kr