Removable media like USBs or pen drives continues to be a serious data breach concern for various industries as this year, 52 per cent of cyber threats were specifically designed to use such removable media, up from 32 per cent in 2021, a new report said.
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“It’s now clear that USB removable media are being used to penetrate industrial/OT environments, and that organizations must adopt formal programmes to defend against this type of threat to avoid costly disruptions," he added.
Along with USB attacks, the research highlighted that Trojans remain a top concern because of their potential to cause severe disruption to industrial infrastructure, comprising 76 per cent of the malware detected.
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