Sophisticated cyber attack on cloud to dominate 2019

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-17 14:17:04  
Sophisticated cyber attack on cloud to dominate 2019

Bengaluru, December 17: Cyber attackers will use more world-wide tools in 2019 to take advantage of the changing technology landscape and prey upon evolving corporate technology environments especially Cloud, cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has said.

The strikers will grasp proven methods against growing Cloud espousal, media reports have intimated adding that more vulnerabilities will be found in Cloud infrastructure, such as containers, the weak security measures will allow greater misuse of accounts for cryptocurrency mining.

This will lead to more damaging violation due to incorrect systems.

"As we head into 2019, organizations must understand the security implications of greater cloud adoption, converging IT and OT, and increasing remote working," said Greg Young, Vice President of Cybersecurity for media reports.

"Cybercriminals will continue to follow a winning formula - exploiting existing flaws, social engineering, and stolen credentials - to drive profits,"

The media suggested that as both the corporate attack surface and unknown cyber threats increase, it s more important that organizations have to put more resources behind employee education to provide protection against cyber attacks.

Since 2015, the number of phishing URLs blocked by Trend Micro has increased by nearly 3,800 percent.

Additionally, attackers will continue to depend on known vulnerabilities that remain unpatched in corporate networks for 99.99 percent of exploits, as this remains a successful tactic, said the media report.

"The full range of known and unknown threats can never be by one single technology. In 2019, enterprises should not look for a silver bullet, but a mix of threat defense techniques that complement each other and work together," suggested Nilesh Jain, Vice President, India, and Southeast Asia, Trend Micro.

Attackers will also tool emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to better expect the movements of executives.

"This will lead to more convincing targeted phishing messages, which can be critical to Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. Additionally, it is likely that BEC attacks will target more employees who report to C-level executives, resulting in continued global losses," said the media.