Threat Intelligence empowers organisations to protect against the latest 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 — July 2016 discusses the following events and trends that were significant in June 2016:
- Lax Security Caused Leaks - Data from several organisations was leaked online due to inadequate security controls on the software that manages or stores the data.
- Serious Vulnerabilities Surfaced - Severe vulnerabilities in security software and networking hardware, as well as the perennial Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerabilities in exploitation, raised tensions for network administrators.
- Malware Activity Fluctuated - Malware and botnet activity mysteriously and abruptly ceased, and in some cases later resumed.
- U.S. Campaign Targeted - Threat Group-4127 targeted a U.S. presidential campaign.
- Cybersecurity Principles Reaffirmed - The European Union (EU), United Kingdom (UK), and United States (U.S.) reaffirmed cybersecurity governance principles following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.