Threat Intelligence provides the power to protect your organization against emerging cybersecurity 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 — October 2016 discusses the following events and trends that were significant in September 2016
- 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 (UK) and Russia announced initiatives to strengthen IT security and encourage security innovation.