Prime Cyberattacks Revealed in New Menace Intelligence Report

We acknowledge that in at this time’s world, safety leaders should broaden their focus past applied sciences and their vulnerabilities. To successfully handle danger, safety leaders should frequently analyze the worldwide risk panorama and perceive how enterprise choices can affect their group’s risk profile. Equally, enterprise leaders require consciousness of their safety posture, danger publicity, and cyber-defense technique that may have an effect on enterprise operations.

Via the “BlackBerry Global Threat Intelligence Report,” fashionable leaders can have well timed entry to this essential data. Primarily based on the telemetry obtained from our personal synthetic intelligence (AI)-driven merchandise and analytical capabilities, and complemented by different private and non-private intelligence sources, our world BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team gives actionable intelligence about assaults, risk actors, and campaigns so to make well-informed choices and take immediate, efficient actions.

That is exactly what now we have labored to distill into the concise quarterly report that I’m happy to launch publicly at this time. To create this new “World Menace Intelligence Report,” the workforce analyzed greater than 1.5 million stopped cyberattacks, occurring between Dec. 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023. Beneath are among the highlights.

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Key Report Highlights

  • 90 days by the numbers: From December 2022 to February 2023, we noticed as much as 12 assaults per minute, and the variety of distinctive assaults utilizing new malware samples skyrocketed by 50%— from one per minute within the earlier report back to 1.5 per minute throughout this reporting interval.
  • Prime 10 international locations experiencing cyberattacks throughout this era: The US stays the nation with the best variety of stopped assaults. Nevertheless, the risk panorama has modified, and Brazil has simply emerged because the second most-targeted nation, adopted by Canada and Japan. Singapore entered the highest 10 for the primary time.
  • Most focused industries by variety of assaults: In accordance with BlackBerry telemetry, 60% of all malware-based cyberattacks focused prospects within the monetary sector, healthcare providers, and meals and staples retailing industries.
  • Most typical weapons: Droppers, downloaders, distant entry instruments (RATs), and ransomware had been most continuously used. Through the knowledge assortment interval, BlackBerry noticed: a focused assault utilizing Warzone RAT in opposition to a Taiwanese semiconductor producer; cybercriminal teams utilizing Agent Tesla and RedLine Infostealer; and widened use of BlackCat ransomware.
  • Trade-specific assaults: The healthcare business confronted a big variety of cyberattacks throughout this durations. Moreover, this report dives deep into assaults in opposition to monetary establishments, authorities entities, manufacturing, and significant infrastructure, key sectors which are usually focused by refined and typically state-sponsored risk actors, participating in espionage and mental property campaigns. Nevertheless, as we reveal on this report, crimeware and commodity malware are additionally usually present in these crucial industries

The report additionally covers notable risk actors and cyber weapons, most consequential assaults, and — most significantly — it additionally gives actionable defensive countermeasures, within the type of MITRE ATT&CK® and MITRE D3FEND™ mappings deployed throughout this era. Lastly, we provide an evaluation of the forecasting accuracy of our earlier report, and an inventory of insightful key takeaways primarily based on the occasions of the previous months.

We hope that you’ll worth all of the detailed and actionable knowledge offered on this new report. As soon as once more, I want to categorical my gratitude to the authors, the extremely expert world researchers on the BlackBerry Menace Analysis and Intelligence workforce. Their ongoing efforts to supply cutting-edge analysis empower us to constantly enhance BlackBerry’s data- and Cylance® AI-driven services.

To study extra, obtain the “Global Threat Intelligence Report.”

In regards to the Writer

Ismael Valenzuela

Ismael Valenzuela is VP of Menace Analysis & Intelligence at BlackBerry, the place he leads risk analysis, intelligence, and defensive innovation. Ismael has participated as a safety skilled in initiatives throughout the globe for over 20+ years, and founding father of one of many first IT safety consultancies in Spain.

A cybersecurity knowledgeable with sturdy technical background and deep information of penetration testing, safety architectures, intrusion detection, and pc forensics. Ismael has supplied safety consultancy, and steering to massive authorities and personal organizations, together with main EU establishments and US authorities companies.