The Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems.
During November and December 2018, CTU™ researchers identified lessons learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and security trends:
- The Shamoon malware resurfaced for a third round of destructive attacks on oil companies with a Middle Eastern nexus.
- The U.S. Department of Justice continued to indict Chinese nationals for cyberespionage activity.
- Emotet continued to transform, and campaign characteristics suggest ties to ransomware and banking trojan operators.