The annual report reviews intrusion trends during the first half of 2020 and provides insights into the current landscape of adversary tactics...
...which has been heavily impacted this year by the remote workforce environment of COVID-19
This significant increase is driven primarily by the continued acceleration of eCrime activity but has also been impacted by the effects of the pandemic
Sophisticated eCrime activity continues to outpace state-sponsored activity, an upward trend that OverWatch has witnessed over the past three years, accounting for over 80% of interactive intrusions
There was a sharp escalation of activity in the manufacturing sector in the first half of 2020 in terms of both the quantity and sophistication of intrusions from both eCriminals and nation states
The telecommunications industry continues to be a popular target for the nation-states, specifically China
“The threat landscape has proven unpredictable and precarious as eCrime has taken aim at industries unable to escape the chaos of COVID-19..."
...demonstrating clearly how cyber threat activity is intrinsically linked to global economic and geo-political forces,” said Jennifer Ayers, vice president of OverWatch and Security Response.