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              June 2016 Threat Intelligence Executive Summary Report

              Review last month's significant events and trends in cybersecurity

              Threat Intelligence provides the power to protect your organisation against emerging threats.

              SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team delivers this power by offering learnings and observations of the cyber threat landscape in a monthly Threat Intelligence Executive Summary.

              In this report you will learn the latest security trends from the previous month that were identified as significant by the CTU research team. The Executive Monthly report covers trends as they relate to vulnerabilities, malware, threat actors and methodologies, and law enforcement and government.

              SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Executive Summary — June 2016 discusses the following events and trends that were significant in May 2016:

              • Precautionary Password Resets - Breaches of several major websites and social media portals prompted many unaffected organisations to reset passwords or ban common passwords.
              • Ubiquity Complicates Patching - Multiple flaws in widely used software, including some in active exploitation, resulted in hurried patches and organisations struggling to identify affected systems.
              • Ransomware Shifts - TeslaCrypt ransomware developers ceased operations and voluntarily released its decryption keys, but threat actors migrated to CryptXXX (also known as UltraCrypter) and Cerber.
              • Attackers Expand Operations - Anonymous factions conducted attacks against multiple verticals, and CTU™ researchers discovered that Threat Group-2633 (TG-2633) upgraded one of its key malicious tools.
              • GDPR Enters Grace Period - Following the termination of the Safe Harbour agreement, the European Union (EU) ratified the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and started its two-year grace period, encouraging organisations to examine their storage and sharing controls.
              • U.S. House Suspends Access - The U.S. House of Representatives suspended access to Google and Yahoo services pending resolution of security concerns.

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