Threat Intelligence provides the power to protect your organization against emerging threats.
SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) security intelligence research team delivers this power by offering learnings and observations of the cyber threat landscape in a monthly Threat Intelligence Executive Summary.
In this report you will learn the latest security trends from the previous month that were identified as significant by the CTU™ research team. The Executive Monthly report covers trends as they relate to vulnerabilities, malware, threat actors and methodologies, and law enforcement and government.
SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Executive Summary — August 2016 discusses the following events and trends that were significant in July 2016:
- Vulnerabilities Affected Sensitive Data - Researchers disclosed vulnerabilities in widely deployed software that handles sensitive data.
- Business Websites Compromised - Business websites and platforms were compromised and used to spread malware.
- Ransomware Added Features - Ransomware added conventional malware features, and exploit kit and downloader capabilities were enhanced to support ransomware.
- Data Stolen and Leaked - Many threat groups committed cyberespionage and leaked data to support various causes or for financial gain.
- Governments Address Threats - Computer security-related government initiatives and legislation addressed emerging threats, but some of the policies were criticized.