cyber attacks happen on government agencies and public sector
Cyber security is becoming a big threat in India as well as in other countries. Since the advent of AI, scammers are devising new ways every day to cheat people. Not only this, the government and the public sector are also not untouched by this. A new report has found that government agencies and public service have suffered the most cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks are increasing day by day. Be it India or any corner of the world, nothing has remained untouched by it. There has been a huge increase in such cyber attacks on government agencies.
Yes, BlackBerry Ltd.’s latest quarterly Global Threat Investigation Report claims that there has been a 40 percent increase in cyber attacks targeting government agencies and the public service sector.
Attack on public services as well
Ismael Valenzuela, vice president of Threat Research and Intelligence at BlackBerry, said that governments and public services, such as public transit, electricity, water services, schools and non-profit organizations, stand as unfortunate bullseyes for cybercriminals and other threat actors. , whose attacks seek to cause maximum destruction and who often encounter little resistance.
cyber intelligence is needed
Valenzuela said that with limited resources and immature cyber defense programs, these organizations are struggling to defend against the dual threat of both countries and cybercriminals. Now, more than ever, they need access to actionable cyber intelligence to guide and strengthen their security strategies, while simultaneously protecting the essential services, institutions and trust on which our societies thrive.
These are some important points
The report shows an increase in cyber attacks per minute. In the past 90 days, BlackBerry prevented more than 1.5 million attacks. Threat actors deployed an average of 1.7 new malware samples per minute, a 13 percent increase from an average of 1.5 new samples per minute in the previous reporting period. This highlights the work of attackers diversifying their tooling to bypass defensive controls.
The report claims that the healthcare and financial services industries are the most targeted. In healthcare, the convergence of valuable data and critical services presents an attractive target for cybercriminals. As ransomware groups continue to target organizations in these industries with information-stealing malware, the report highlights the importance of keeping patient data secure and protecting the delivery of essential medical services.
mobile malware threat
The report also warned of an increase in mobile malware. The report noted that financial services institutions continue to face threats through the rise of mobile banking malware targeting smartphone-focused commodity malware, ransomware attacks and a growing trend of digital banking services.