Arts, Entertainment and Recreation organizations were targeted most often through Web App attacks and social engineering-based threats like phishing links in spoofed emails. Accidental breaches also grew, which explains why the percentage of internal actors has grown closer to that of external actors.
You might not know you’re under attack
The top malware attacks involved criminals compromising systems through vulnerabilities on web servers or email phishing attacks to capture app data. These threats are constantly working behind the scenes, siphoning data from your system and spreading ransomware to prevent you from accessing it.
The #1 industry for DDoS attacks
This industry may seem like one with few breaches, but surprisingly, it had the highest rate of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This may be simply due to online gambling websites being a part of this sector, but it’s smarter to be safe and secure, and not just lucky.
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