Cisco averts cyber disaster after successful phishing attack
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Immuniweb founder and CEO Ilia Kolochenko said that on this occasion, Cisco had been lucky: “Cyber security and technology vendors are now massively targeted by sophisticated threat actors for different interplayed reasons,” he said.
“First, vendors usually have privileged access to their enterprise and government customers and thus can open doors to invisible and super-efficient supply chain attacks.
“Second, vendors frequently have invaluable cyber threat intelligence: bad guys are strongly motivated to conduct counter-intelligence operations, aimed to find out where law enforcement and private vendors are with their investigations and upcoming police raids.
“Third, some vendors are a highly attractive target because they possess the most recent DFIR tools and techniques used to detect intrusions and uncover cyber criminals, whilst some other vendors may have exploits for zero-day vulnerabilities or even source code of sophisticated spyware, which can later be used against new victims or sold on the dark web.
“That being said, we shall prepare for a continually growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks targeting technology companies, namely security vendors,” added Kolochenko. Read Full Article
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