Formjacking Surpasses Ransomware and Cryptojacking as Top Threat of 2018
The report also indicates that threat actors are increasingly going after organizations by means of indirect cyber attacks in which access to the targeted system is obtained via the supply chain of a company. In practice, this means that hackers first break into the systems of a third party (e.g. a vendor, digital service provider or business partner), and subsequently use their foothold on this third-party network to infiltrate their main target. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of supply chain attacks rose by 78%.