From email-borne malware to the exploitation of SMB and DCOM protocols for lateral movement, these persistent threats pose significant risks to the manufacturing sector, according to new research from Trustwave.
“The digital transformation sweeping through the manufacturing industry has led to a convergence of OT and IT business environments, effectively expanding the potential attack surface for cyber threat actors and ransomware,” says Trustwave CISO Kory Daniels. “Our latest threat briefing is a valuable resource for cyber defenders building comprehensive security strategies that strengthen resilience, continuously assess risks of critical infrastructure, and empower the continuity of essential operations.”
- The threat group LockBit accounted for 36% of ransomware incidents targeting the manufacturing sector.
- 45% of all reported incidents in manufacturing can be attributed to Credential Access.
- 72% of malicious email attachment types sent to manufacturers are HTML attachments.