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Old, Inconspicuous Vulnerabilities Commonly Targeted in OT Scanning Activity

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Aug
2022
Old, Inconspicuous Vulnerabilities Commonly Targeted in OT Scanning Activity

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Last week, IBM Security’s X-Force research and intelligence unit published a report describing the OT threat landscape in the first half of 2022. The findings from the report are not surprising: manufacturing continues to be the most targeted industry, phishing remains the main initial infection vector, and spam, RATs and ransomware are the most commonly seen attack types.

IBM has also looked at vulnerability scanning activity and found that the top two methods, accounting for more than 80% of scanning, are port scanning and Shodan scanning.

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