CYBER ATTACKS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ON THE RISE

In times of digitalization, companies have to fight with increasing cybercrime. The Hornetsecurity Security Lab analyzed around 1,000 domains with the largest email volume and was able to identify the top 10 industries worldwide that were particularly affected by cyber attacks via email in 2019. As a particularly high-revenue, media-effective and highly competitive sector, the automotive industry is increasingly coming under the radar of cyber attacks. After the energy and logistics industry, the automotive sector is one of the most attacked industries worldwide over the past year.

THE FUTURE’S MOBILITY IS DIGITAL AND VULNERABLE

Autonomous driving, electromobility, networked cars and car sharing – the automotive industry is in transition and has become increasingly the focus of cybercriminals in recent years. Not only are manufacturers’ production and processes being digitalized, but more and more software is finding its way into the car itself, providing hackers with a greater target for attacks.

The Hornetsecurity Security Lab observed an extremely high percentage of email attacks with malicious attachments amongst companies in the automotive industry: Unnoticed, spy software, ransomware or other destructive malware is downloaded. What consequences can inadequate IT security have? Is it only financial intentions that are behind hacker attacks? What attack techniques are companies in the automotive industry exposed to? In the “Cybersecurity Special – Cyber attacks in the automotive sector on the rise” the security experts of Hornetsecurity provide answers to these questions.

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THE NEW RELEVANCE OF IT SECURITY

Cyber attacks are not only increasing in frequency, but also have an ever greater impact on the economy and state – they manipulate, spy and cause damage in the millions. IT security is therefore taking on a completely new significance and will continue to play an even more important role in the future. The “Cybersecurity Special – Cyber attacks in the automotive sector on the rise” describes which cyber dangers threaten companies in the automotive sector and how they can best protect themselves against them.

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