Why do cybercriminals target the supply chain?

Supply chains are massive in scope and complex, making attacks difficult to trace. Cybercriminals compromise the weakest entity in the supply chain and gain access to sensitive business information, customer records, and more. They target organisations using cyberattacks such as:  

  • Data Breaches: Supply chain attacks are commonly used to perform data breaches. The SolarWinds hack exposed the sensitive data of multiple public and private sector organizations.  
  • Malware Infections: Threat actors exploit supply chain vulnerabilities to deliver malware to a target organization. SolarWinds included the delivery of a malicious backdoor.  

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