With the recent TalkTalk hack just the latest in a long line of high-profile data breaches that have taken place in recent years, our security researchers monitor changes in the global cyber threat landscape on an ongoing basis. Today, we have released a report into the activity that our research team has observed from our Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) systems during September 2015.
This new report details our examination of a global network – in which 82 percent of brute force attacks we observed originated in Hong Kong – and a number of attack trends. For instance, phishing attacks show no sign of abating, with our research revealing a notable increase in highly advanced and targeted phishing emails, particularly aimed at financial organisations.
We found the US to be the most heavily plagued by phishing attacks, while the UK was the sixth most targeted nation during this period.
Our researchers also noted that attackers typically look to exploit organisations’ Content Management System (CMS) administrator pages that are exposed to the internet, in order to launch attacks via their victims’ domains.
The full report is available to download here: Request the CTI Report
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