The world’s most vulnerable organizations are vulnerable to a new cyberattack, according to a report from a cybersecurity company that focuses on protecting corporate networks.
The vulnerability comes at a time when cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the banking and financial sectors.
Axios’ analysis of publicly available data found that nearly half of the companies in the US, including some of the biggest banks and financial institutions, are vulnerable.
The study comes amid growing concern about the rising number of financial companies that have suffered cyberattacks, especially in the financial sector, which includes financial services, insurance, real estate and retail businesses.
The report comes as the Federal Reserve prepares to discuss the state of the US financial system at its next meeting, which is scheduled for November 6-8.
The Federal Reserve is set to discuss possible steps to reduce the risk of financial institutions being hacked.
The data shows that more than half of financial firms that were surveyed had some form of vulnerability in some way, including an inability to protect the information stored on their network or data center, or the lack of any dedicated security controls.
The most vulnerable companies included the major financial services firms JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, according the Axios report.
The researchers also found that companies were vulnerable to attack from a few of the most widely known cyber criminals: the nation’s largest credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, and large online retailers, including Amazon.com and eBay.
The top 10 banks included Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, and Wells Street Corp., Wells Fargo and Ally Financial.
The financial companies were most vulnerable to attacks from cybercrimbs based out of the U.S., according to the Axioms report.
Cybercriminals can target any financial institution and use various tools to steal money from customers.
The Axios study, which analyzed data from nearly 2,500 companies, found that a large portion of the financial services companies were relatively new to the cyber security industry and had a high vulnerability.
The companies were among the most vulnerable of the 10, as well as the top 10 in terms of their vulnerability to attacks, according a summary of the findings by the cybersecurity firm.
“The cybersecurity threats we identified are largely driven by the fact that many financial companies have very little in the way of protection, and the large financial services businesses are the ones that are most vulnerable,” said Paul Bekker, CEO of the cybersecurity research firm.
Some of the largest financial services institutions in the U, such as Bank of Americans, were the most targeted.
“There is a very small amount of protection that we have against hackers,” Bekkers told Axios.
“They are only targeting banks that are relatively small.”
He added that the threat from cybercrime is growing and “there are more and more threats coming into the financial systems.”
Bekkar also said that it’s important to keep in mind that cybercrime can’t be prevented, but that companies must take the necessary precautions to protect their systems.
“In this case, banks have a very simple solution: they are in the middle of a large-scale data breach,” Beker said.
“That’s why they are not in a position to protect themselves from the attackers.”
The Axioses report comes on the heels of a similar report from the UBS, which found that almost half of American companies surveyed were vulnerable.
In the wake of the data breach at Equifax, UBS said it had started a comprehensive assessment of how to prevent cyberattacks.
The U.K. bank also released a statement saying it had already begun a plan to reduce cyberattacks against its systems.
It said the new cyberattacks are being “targeted at our most valuable assets: the financial system and the financial institutions that rely on it.”