The Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems.
From September through October 2017, CTU™ researchers identified lessons learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and security trends:
- Self-propagating destructive malware is becoming more frequent.
- Threat actors are increasingly distributing malicious software updates via compromised vendors.
- A standard Microsoft Office feature has become a novel attack vector.
- Multiple espionage campaigns reflect increased interest in energy organizations.