2018: The Year of Next-Generation Attacks

Infosecurity Magazine | January 23, 2019

2018: The Year of Next-Generation Attacks
Enterprises around the globe are facing a new breed of cyber-attacks that are largely fueled by geopolitical tensions, according to Carbon Black’s 2019 Global Threat Report. Last year cybersecurity professionals struggled to defend against increasing crypto-mining attacks, along with fileless attacks, ransomware and commodity malware, marking 2018 as the year of the next-generation of attacks. “Modern cyberattacks appear to increasingly...reveal how clever attackers have become in evolving to remain undetected – using techniques such as lateral movement, island hopping and counter incident response to stay invisible,” the report stated. The data analyzed in the study found that, in aggregate, enterprises saw approximately one million attempted cyber-attacks per day, though half of today’s cyber-attacks use the victim primarily for island hopping.

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