Email servers (especially those used by organizations handling critical data) provide a wealth of confidential information that cybercriminals can monetize.
Attackers can also target these servers to disrupt email services and severely cripple business operations.
Webcams are attractive targets for attackers not only because they can be used for surveillance but also because many webcams don’t come with an auto-update function.
An office printer, for example, handles confidential documents containing financial, customer, and sales data, as well as intellectual property.
Compromised NAS devices can lead to potential data theft and loss.
Although there are relatively few exposed NAS devices in the US, most of them are located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Using Shodan data, Trend Micro researchers Numaan Huq, Stephen Hilt, and Natasha Hellberg assess which devices, servers, and critical sectors in the US are the most exposed.
Affected parties can use this information when implementing the necessary security measures that will better protect their data and assets from future compromise.