Crypto Mining Rampant in Higher Education


By Kevin Townsend

Figures from an analysis of 4.5 million monitored devices across 246 companies show that for every 10,000 devices and workloads, 165 contain active threats. The majority are given a low (113) or medium (18) threat priority; but 34 are ranked high or critical, requiring immediate attention.

Deeper analysis of these figures in Vectra’s 2018 Attacker Behavior Industry Report (PDF) shows the different stages of the attackers’ kill chain found within different vertical industry sectors. Overall, 37% of detections denote C&C activity, 31% denote reconnaissance activity, 24% denote lateral movement, and 6% actual exfiltration attempts. …read more

Via:: Security Week