Woburn, MA – August 8, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab announced its latest quarterly threat intelligence report, which shows sophisticated threat actors unleashed a wealth of new and enhanced malicious tools, including three zero-day exploits and two unprecedented attacks: WannaCry and ExPetr. The report highlights the expert analysis of these advanced attacks and other trends in cybersecurity from the second quarter of 2017.
From April to the end of June, experts witnessed significant developments in targeted attacks by, among others, Russian-, English-, Korean-, and Chinese-speaking threat actors. These developments showed that sophisticated, malicious activity is happening continuously across the world and are increasing the risk of companies and non-commercial organizations becoming collateral damage of cyber warfare. The allegedly nation-state backed WannaCry and ExPetr destructive epidemics, whose victims included many companies and organizations globally, became the first example of this new and dangerous trend.
According to the Kaspersky Lab report, highlights in Q2 of 2017 include:
“We have long maintained the importance of truly global threat intelligence to aid defenders of sensitive and critical networks,” said Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade, senior security researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab. “We continue to witness the development of overzealous attackers with no regard for the health of the internet and those in vital institutions and businesses who rely on it on a daily basis. As cyberespionage, sabotage, and crime run rampant, it’s all the more important for defenders to band together and share cutting-edge knowledge to better defend against all threats.”
The Q2 APT Trends report summarizes the findings of Kaspersky Lab’s subscriber-only threat intelligence reports. During the second quarter of 2017, the Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Tam created 23 private reports for subscribers, with Indicators of Compromise (IOC) data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.
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