Rapid Cyber Exploits Post-Vulnerability Disclosure: Fortinet Urges Faster Patching

May 11, 2024
Rapid Cyber Exploits Post-Vulnerability Disclosure: Fortinet Urges Faster Patching
  • Cyber attackers are exploiting vulnerabilities with increasing speed, launching attacks just under 5 days after disclosure.

  • Vendors are encouraged to proactively inform customers about vulnerabilities to enable timely defensive actions.

  • Organizations should adhere to a strict patching regimen to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks.

  • A small fraction (less than 9%) of known endpoint vulnerabilities were actually exploited in attacks in the latter half of 2023.

  • Ransomware attacks have become more focused on critical industries, with nearly half of such malware samples aiming at industrial sectors.

  • Dark web activity by threat actors includes discussions on targeting finance organizations, sharing data breaches, and selling stolen payment card information.

  • Both vendors and customers have a critical role to play in strengthening cybersecurity measures.

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