Transportation sector targeted by both ransomware and APTs


Trellix released The Threat Report: Fall 2022 from its Advanced Research Center, which analyzes cybersecurity trends from the third quarter (Q3) of 2022.

The report includes evidence of malicious activity linked to ransomware and nation-state backed advanced persistent threat (APT) actors. It examines malicious cyberactivity including threats to email, the malicious use of legitimate third-party security tools, and more.

Q3 cybersecurity trends

  • US ransomware activity leads the pack: In the US alone, ransomware activity increased 100% quarter over quarter in transportation and shipping. Globally, transportation was the second most active sector (following telecom). APTs were also detected in transportation more than in any other sector.