Attack Automation and “Spray and Pray” Posing Bigger Cyber Threat to Organisations


Attack automation, “spray and pray” techniques, and a shorter cyber killchain are some of the cyber attack trends posing an ever greater security threat to organisations, according to a new report from Houston-headquartered Alert Logic.

The privately held cybersecurity company took into account 1 billion security anomalies, millions of security events, and over a quarter million verified security incidents from April 2017 June 2018 to prepare the Critical Watch Report 2018.

Alert Logic said their research demonstrated a “significant uptick” in the trend of automated attacks, known as spray and pray, that roll through a set of IP addresses seeking vulnerabilities.

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