Apr 27 2022

Trellix Finds Escalation of Cyberattacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure as Geopolitical Tensions Rise

New Report Details Wiper Malware Aimed at Ukraine and Upsurge in Cyber Threats from Likely Russian-backed Actor in the Fourth Quarter of 2021

Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), today released its Threat Labs Report: April 2022, examining cybercriminal behavior over the last six months. Key findings from the report include individual consumers being the No. 1 target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical. Additionally, the transportation, shipping, manufacturing and information technology industries showed a sharp increase in threats.

“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behavior across an ever-expanding attack surface,” said Christiaan Beek, Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer, Trellix Threat Labs. “Our world has fundamentally changed. The fourth quarter signaled the shift out of a two-year pandemic which cybercriminals used for profit and saw the Log4Shell vulnerability impact hundreds of millions of devices, only to continue cyber momentum in the new year where we’ve seen an escalation of international cyber activity.”

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