The 2019 GTIR highlights key challenges observed over the past year, including an escalation in coin mining, web-based attacks and credential theft. Here’s what you need to know.DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
The key findings in this year’s report are based on log, event, attack, incident and vulnerability data from clients and leverages the indicator, campaign and adversary analysis from our Global Threat Intelligence Platform. Finance and technology companies face the most attacks, while business and professional services, education and government make up the rest of the top five attacked sectors. And three of the most prevalent activities are coin mining, credential theft and web application attacks. Read the report for the in-depth findings.
Comprising of 17% of total, finance and technology companies face the most attacks
The three most prevalent threat activities are coin mining, credential theft and web application attacks
The largest number of attacks come from the United States (22%), followed by China (13%)
The study found 35 percent of all attacks originated from IP addresses within the United States and China, with application-specific and web-application attacks accounting for over 32 percent of all hostile traffic. Some 73 percent of all hostile activity falls into four categories: web attacks, reconnaissance, service-specific attacks and brute-force attacks.
The threat of illicit cryptocurrency mining represents an increasingly common cybersecurity risk for enterprises and individuals, with mining detections increasing by 459 percent between 2017 to 2018. Technology and education sectors account for over 86 percent of all coin mining detections