Global tech sector hit hardest by cyber attacks – Reseller News

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The global technology sector saw the highest proportions of
cyber attacks during 2019, new research has found.

This is according to NTT’s 2020 Global Threat Intelligence
, which saw the technology industry as the target of 25 per
cent of all cyber attacks. This was followed by the government sector at 16 per
cent and then finance at 15 per cent.

Mark Thomas, global head of
threat intelligence at NTT, said the technology sector as a whole saw a 70 per
cent rise in overall attack volume, while government sector attacks nearly

Application specific attacks
were the most prevalent attack type, occurring in 33 per cent of cases,
followed by web application at 22 per cent. Meanwhile, reconnaissance attacks
and denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
collectively were equally targeted 19 per cent of the time.

The most common malware
family were vulnerability scanners, accounting for 21 per cent of malware
detections globally.


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