Which Fortune 500 sectors have the highest rate of cyber compromise?

22% of Fortune 500 companies show evidence of active malware during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2020, according to analysis of Prevailion Cyber Adversary Intelligence.

Fortune 500 Sectors with the Highest Rate of Cyber Compromise

(Source:  Prevailion Cyber Adversary Intelligence, Q2 – Q3 2020)

#1 TECHNOLOGY – 70%

19 out of 27 hardware, software and IT services companies in the Fortune 500 are compromised.*

Top Observed Malware Types:  Andromeda, Legion Loader, RAMNIT.A

Top Observed Threat Actors:  TA505, Goblin Panda, Dark Caracal

#2 PHARMACEUTICALS – 64%

7 out of 11 pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Fortune 500 are compromised.*

Top Observed Malware Types: PETYA, IRCBOT, RAMNIT.A

Top Observed Threat Actors: TA505, Mummy Spider (TA542), Cobalt Group

#3 AEROSPACE & DEFENSE – 50%

5 out of 10 aerospace & defense manufacturers in the Fortune 500 are compromised.*

Top Observed Malware Types (incl. all Manufacturing Sector): RAMNIT.A, PETYA, Andromeda

Top Observed Threat Actors (incl. all Manufacturing Sector): TA505, TA2101, Goblin Panda

#4 TELCO/ISPs – 44%

4 out of 9 telecom equipment and internet service providers in the Fortune 500 are compromised.*

Top Observed Malware Types:  Andromeda, RAMNIT.A, MAZE

Top Observed Threat Actors:  TA2101, APT34, FIN7

#5 BANKING – 24%

4 out of 15 banks in the Fortune 500 are compromised.*

Top Observed Malware Types (incl. all Financial Sector):  Cobalt Strike, Loki, RAMNIT.A

Top Observed Threat Actors (incl. all Financial Sector):  FIN7, TA505, Domestic Kitten

*Compromised:  Prevailion has previous or attempted communications with threat actor infrastructure. There is high confidence that the communication has a malicious origin.

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What is Cyber Adversary Intelligence?

Prevailion Cyber Adversary Intelligence is high fidelity telemetry data collected directly from an attacker’s own infrastructure revealing which IP addresses and organizations have been attacked, what malware and threat actor is the culprit, and when it occurred.

Prevailion cyber intelligence has significant advantages over other threat intelligence sources:

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Prevailion Cyber Compromise Monitoring SaaS platform – How it Works

Incident avoidance

Average Daily Incident Cost Avoidance with Early Detection in Prevailion’s Cyber Compromise Monitoring SaaS Platform*

*Source:  Average data breach costs by industry in IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020

 

$20,488

per day

Technology

 

$19,689

per day

PHARMA

 

$16,526

per day

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

$5,872

per day

TeLCO/ISP

$25,107

per day

BANKING

Gartner 2020 Cool Vendors in Security Operations and Threat Intelligence

Prevailion is one of four emerging vendors featured in Gartner Cool Vendors research. [1]

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