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2022 BrightCloud® Threat Report: The year of innovation for cybercrime

  • 28 March 2022
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2022 BrightCloud® Threat Report: The year of innovation for cybercrime

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Userlevel 5
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Congratulations.

Always a good read,.“The Middle East, Asia, and Africa were the regions with the highest percentage of infections.” make perfectly sense.

Apple being the larger ones spoofed makes sense considering how they lead the sway of smart phones and tablets for a while.

Congratulations to all the winners

“During 2021, 82% of ransomware attacks targeted organizations with less than 1,000 employees. The smallest organizations, with 100 employees or less, comprised 44% of ransomware victims.”

I would say that 44% for smaller business may be on the low side.  I see these attempts almost daily.

Interesting read!

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I'm really amazed by the increase in Apple phishing attack. When I work with Mac users, their goto reaction is Macs are built safe so I don't have to worry about viruses,  hacking, etc. But they are still vulnerable,  so it's very important for all users to be cautious. 

I was interested to learn that, “The smallest organizations, with 100 employees or less, comprised 44% of ransomware victims”. This wasn’t necessarily surprising given that smaller companies have less resources in terms of support from IT experts, but having information like this is valuable for our clients. As an MSP this is relevant to a good proportion of our clients, and ransomware poses a massive threat to companies that prize system uptime over most other things.

The high infection rates amongst personal devices is not suprising, but seeing the numbers is useful. Worth addressing within any company that uses a BYOD policy and the need for those devices to be used as securely as any business device.

Userlevel 1
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Protect your BYOD PCs - they expose your corporate network too!

Userlevel 2
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Why would people allow their machines to be infected with malware more then once? Some even 5 times (19%)? Unbelievable. They never learn…..

 

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Why would people allow their machines to be infected with malware more then once? Some even 5 times (19%)? Unbelievable. They never learn…..

 

I’m not sure “allowed” is the right word here. Remember we have a more unique view of these issues. To some users, this is all black magic and have no cause and effect understanding of the issues. It’s our jobs to help educate people so they can learn to help prevent these infections. 

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You’re right there @MajorHavoc 

For me it was that the education/training of users is a constant requirement for any business wishing to limit these types of attacks.

I strongly agree with this part. With a layered approach and proper user training, it is possible to drastically reduce the chance of attacks being successful.

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