[ Dec 27, 2018 ]
Information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies faced the most number of threats, with over 40 per cent of the threats targeting the industry, according to the ‘Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report Q3 2018’.
Enterprises in India faced more than 2.6 crore cyber threats during the third quarter of 2018 — translating to over 2.8 lakhs threats every day, according to a new report from Seqrite, the enterprise arm of global IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies.
Other key sectors such as manufacturing (17.88 per cent), education (12.56 per cent), and hospitality (9.17 per cent) were also deemed to be at risk.
“Every endpoint, every node, every device connected to enterprise networks has become a point of entry for attackers looking to steal invaluable information and disrupt business operations
While ransomware, exploits, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and adware, infectors, and worms remained popular attack vectors for cybercriminals, the report noted a growing threat posed by cryptojacking.