Growing intrusion trends: A perspective on today’s most sophisticated cyberattacks


According to a new CrowdStrike report, the technology, professional services, and hospitality sectors were targeted most often by cyber adversaries. The actors used a variety of novel tactics, demonstrating particular creativity and perseverance in defense-evasion and credential-access TTPs such as the use of Windows Internal tool, Active Directory Explorer, for one-time credential dumping.

Notable percentages of intrusion cases by vertical include:

  • Technology: 36%
  • Professional Services: 17%
  • Hospitality: 8%
  • Defense and Federal: 7%
  • Non-governmental Organizations: 7%