ENISA Threat Landscape 2021 Report

ENISA has published its Threat Landscape 2021 Report, covering the period from April 2020 to mid-July 2021. It identifies 9 prime threats during the reporting period:

  1. Ransomware
  2. Malware
  3. Cryptojacking
  4. E-mail related threats
  5. Threats against data
  6. Threats against availability and integrity
  7. Disinformation – misinformation
  8. Non-malicious threats
  9. Supply-chain attacks

(Supply chain threats are analysed in a dedicated ENISA report “ENISA Threat Landscape for Supply Chain Attacks, July 2021.)

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, in terms of the sophistication of attacks, their complexity and their impact. The home-office model increased the attack surface, with cyber-attacks targeting organisations and companies through home offices. Ransomeware was the prime threat and cryptocurrency continued as the most common pay-out method. IoT has seen a new wave of DDoS attacks. But the largest number of breaches were non-malicious incidents, due to human errors and system misconfigurations, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The complete ENISA Threat Landscape 2021 Report can be downloaded at https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/enisa-threat-landscape-2021.

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