For most people, “island hopping” conjures up vacation fantasies. A cruise through the Caribbean. The South Pacific. The Aleutians.
But in the world of cybercrime, that’s the term for what attackers do when they’re looking to expand on a breach of a victim’s network – they’re after all the others in the victim’s supply chain as well.
In the words of a recent Global Incident Response Threat Report from Carbon Black, “attackers these days want to ‘own’ your entire system … Exactly half (50%) of today’s attacks leverage island hopping.”
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