Woburn, MA – October 16, 2019 – According to Kaspersky, advanced persistent threat (APT) activity in the third quarter of 2019 has indicated an increase in the usage and number of new and previously unknown malicious toolsets. This research highlights a consistent trend that threat actors are further diversifying their techniques to evade detection.
The three-month APT trends summary for the last quarter is derived from Kaspersky’s private threat intelligence research, as well as other sources that report on major developments that researchers believe everyone should be aware of.
In Q3 2019, Kaspersky researchers’ biggest observation is that APTs are expanding their toolsets’ across the world. The most significant changes include:
“Just as wepredictedlast year, in seeking to evade detection, threat actors refresh their toolsets and go into deep waters,” said Vicente Diaz, security researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky. “This quarter, we have seen this clearly in the developments by a number of APT actors and campaigns across the globe. This is a challenge for researchers. When a new campaign is observed, it’s not always immediately clear whether the tools used are the result of an established threat actor revamping its tools, or a completely new threat actor making use of the tools developed by an existing APT group. Still, it highlighted the importance of investing in threat landscape intelligence. Knowledge is power, and you can only know where the danger might come from only informing yourself in advance.”
The APT trends report for Q3 summarizes the findings of Kaspersky’s subscriber-only threat intelligence reports, which also include Indicators of Compromise (IOC) data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
To read the full APT Q3 2019 trends report, please visit Securelist.
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