Supply chain cyber attacks up 200% in 2017

Cyber criminals ramped up attacks on supply chains last year, with incidents rising by 200%, according to a new report.

Cyber criminals ramped up attacks on supply chains last year, with incidents rising by 200%, according to a new report.

Published on Supply Chain Digital | By James Henderson

The report by Symantec stated that: “Despite the EternalBlue exploit wreaking havoc in 2017, the reality is that vulnerabilities are becoming increasingly difficult for attackers to identify and exploit.

However, in response to this, Symantec said it has seen evidence of an increase in attackers injecting malware implants into the supply chain to infiltrate unsuspecting organisations, with a 200% increase in these attacks—one every month of 2017 as compared to four attacks annually in years prior.

Hijacking software updates provides attackers with an entry point for compromising well-protected targets, or to target a specific region or sector.

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