Cyber Activity Surge—The Global Retail Sector has been Seriously Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Anomali Threat Research conducted an analysis of numerous types of malicious cyber activity that affect the retail sector. The most prolific threat groups and most-observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by threat actors are discussed, as well as current geopolitical topics that contribute to and affect malicious cyber activity.
The global retail sector has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies have gone entirely out of business or temporarily suspended operations, while others moved to curbside pickup, online sales, or other creative business models. The retail market is predicted to fall from $21.82 billion (USD) to $21.62 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of -1%.
Due to the complex nature of sophisticated threat actors and groups, in addition to economic and geopolitical factors that can motivate cyberattacks, this report is broken down into sections to highlight specific threats and risks including:
- Cyber Landscape
- Geopolitical Topics
- Threat Actors and Groups
- Industry Targeting
- Common Attack Vectors and TTPs