Attacks against U.S. manufacturers increased by 11% in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, according to stats from security firm Rapid7. Three-quarters of those attacks focused on small manufacturers. The most common types of cyberattacks were credential stuffing using valid accounts, deception, and exploiting bugs in third-party software.
More from Rapid7:
- After manufacturing, finance, retail, and healthcare were the most targeted industries in the second quarter.
- Account compromise made up 35% of attacks detected by Rapid7, followed by malware at 33.5%, trojans at 29%, remote access trojans at 11%, phishing at 7.6%, and bots at 6.8%.
- Rapid7 saw an increase in credential-based attacks on cloud services and virtual private networks and in spearphishing attacks on end-users in the second quarter.