Cyber attacks occurring more frequently and with greater sophistication report finds

The frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks continues to rise globally according to research data from the Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) 2017 Q2 Threat Intelligence Report released by NTT Security, an NTT Group company.

The report, based on events identified across the NTT Security global client base during the second quarter of 2017, identifies trending threats and enables the company to implement IT security assessment and incident response tactics to stay ahead of hackers, and maintain the best protection for their clientele.

Of the extensive information included in the report, four findings are of extreme interest and concern:

– Cyber attacks were up 24% globally during Q2 2017
– Manufacturers continue to be a key target for cybercriminals
– 67% of malware attacks were delivered by phishing emails
– The speed of attacks continues to increase exponentially once proof of concept code is released

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