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Weekly threat monitor – July 20th

The US was the most attacked country in the world last week with most attacks coming from 3 sub-regions in Asia and one in Western Europe. 33 percent of all attacks were deep reconnaissance attacks targeting critical infrastructure and law enforcement infrastructure. No major cyberattacks were reported in the last week but the number of reconnaissance attacks went up globally by 13 percent. Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, India and Sweden reported an increase in inbound cyberattacks.

Outbound cyberattacks from South-East Asia registered a slight increase at 2 percent while outbound attacks from the Middle East registered a 4.2 percent rise. Sectors targeted globally include manufacturing, utility infrastructure, surface transport systems and smart cities.

Weekly advisory

We expect the attacks on these sectors to grow this week

  • Smart cities
  • Healthcare
  • Power grids
  • Government websites and agencies – especially lawmakers and government agencies connected with internal/homeland security
  • Manufacturing plants and maritime agencies
  • Defense establishments
  • Utility entities
  • Financial services

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