Changes in the Threat Landscape Under the Global Influence of COVID-19
In this report, Verint’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Group presents an analysis of how the COVID-19 global outbreak changed the threat landscape and how in the case of cyber threats too, the curve has flattened and the number of COVID-19 related cyber incidents, is in decline.
- The peak of the curve was in the second half of March, after which we see a decline in the number of COVID-19 related malicious activities.
- Malspam and phishing/spear-phishing have been the most popular attack vectors between the 1st of March and 18th of April – used in 66.6% of the campaigns analyzed.
- The healthcare industry is the most targeted industry when it comes to COVID-19 related attacks, with over 20% of campaigns targeting healthcare organizations.
- Out of the four most popular vulnerabilities exploited, one dates back to 2012 (CVE-2012-0158).
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