Imperva Research Labs issued the August 2020 Cyber Threat Index Report. The report states that Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom are hit by the largest increase as data leakage attacks are on the growth. Several countries observed an increase in the cases of security events in August.
Additionally, the number of data leakage attempts targeting Git repositories, Apache server, and databases gradually increased.
Imperva August 2020 Cyber Threat Index Report
- In August, the number of security incidents increased worldwide. Several countries experienced security incidents in August than in July and June. The biggest increases in incidents were in Australia (+19%), the United Kingdom (+15%), and Canada (+13%). The only difference to this global trend was Russia, which marked the volume of incidents decrease by 6%.
- DDoS attacks against gambling sites increased in size in the last few months. Imperva Research Labs measured a 250K RPS attack in July and a 281K request per second (RPS) attack in August.
- Data leakage attack attempts are gradually increasing. In August, the number of data leakage incidents increased by 30%, targeting Git repositories, Apache servers, and databases. Since May, the most targeted industry for these attacks was Financial Services, which encountered a 55% growth in data leakage attack efforts.
- The complete Cyber Threat Index score rose for the successive month in a row. The CTI score went up by six points both in July and in August, touching a score of 798, because of the growth in reported high-risk vulnerabilities and a 5% increase in security incidents. Counterintuitively, the volume of blocked malicious requests declined, this suggests more targeted strategies and lesser randomized “spray-and-pray” attacks.
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