In its research, Flashpoint said the United States, Germany, and Ukraine appear to be the most frequently targeted countries. The most exploited sectors are education, followed by healthcare, legal, aviation, and government. Least vulnerable to these types of attacks are the financial and telecom sectors.

Microsoft Windows is the most popular of the platforms targeted by these type attacks. Windows is the most prolific system out there. When a criminal is looking to find the biggest easiest target with the highest probability of a successful infiltration, Windows is it. Microsoft is constantly updating its RDP software to thwart bad guys. The weakest link isn’t software. It’s the human factor and a failure to secure servers and client PCs to begin with. Often times people misconfigure their RDP server or give them passwords that are just not adequate.

Source: Malware xDedic Market Spilling Over With School Servers, PCs


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