October 2016 Threat Intelligence Executive Summary Report

Threat Intelligence Executive Summary Report for October 2016

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Review the IT security news, events and information from last month

What you will learn:

  • SEVERE VULNERABILITIES EXPOSED - Researchers disclosed several vulnerabilities in Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft products
  • MALWARE MODIFIED - Malware authors experimented with changes to the Bugat v5 (Dridex) trojan, Cerber and Locky ransomware, and RIG exploit kit to increase their success
  • SOURCE CODE RELEASED - After the Mirai botnet unleashed a record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, the malware developers released Mirai's source code
  • BREACH PROMPTED REACTIONS - A threat group stole data from Yahoo users, leading to government investigations, acquisition delays, and allegations of a culture that values convenience over security
  • SECURITY INITIATIVES ANNOUNCED - The United Kingdom (U.K.) and Russia announced initiatives to strengthen IT security and encourage security innovation

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