Threats & Defenses

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Security services, IoT, integrated platforms, GDPR, skills shortage, detection and response, machine learning, automation and orchestration are just a few of the key themes in a vast array of industry analyst predictions about the changing security landscape for customers and vendors in 2018. Following are just a few of these predictions that highlight how cybersecurity
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Threat actors continue to use opportunistic attacks to compromise networks and deploy SamSam ransomware to collect money from various types of organizations. Thursday, February 15, 2018 By: Counter Threat Unit Research Team On February 15, 2018, Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers published details about the tools and techniques used in a series of high-profile
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Summary In 2015, the SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team documented the BRONZE UNION threat group (formerly labeled TG-3390), which CTU™ analysis suggests is based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Since that analysis, CTU researchers have observed multiple BRONZE UNION threat campaigns that illustrate the evolution of the group’s methods and espionage
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Summary The IRON TWILIGHT threat group has targeted non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists, politicians, political organizations, governments, and militaries since at least 2009. SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers assess it is highly likely that IRON TWILIGHT is sponsored by the Russian government. In Spring 2015, the Russian government began tasking IRON TWILIGHT with activity beyond
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Summary In May 2017, SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit® (CTU) researchers investigated a widespread and opportunistic WCry (also known as WanaCry, WanaCrypt, and Wana Decrypt0r) ransomware campaign that impacted many systems around the world. Some affected systems have national importance. CTU® researchers link the rapid spread of the ransomware to use of a separate worm component
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Summary SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers analyzed the evolution of GOLD EVERGREEN (also known as Business Club), an Eastern European threat group known for large-scale, financially motivated electronic crime. Over time, the threat actors have demonstrated a high level of organization, a wide range of criminal activity, and the ability to steal significant amounts
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Author: Joe Stewart and James Bettke, SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence Summary “Nigerian prince” and “419” scams have plagued victims for decades and transitioned to the Internet in the 1990s. There are many variations and names for these scams, which originated in Nigeria. The scammers refer to their trade using the terms “yahoo yahoo”