In 2016, fileless attacks such as PowerWare and the alleged hack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) stole sensitive information and global headlines. In 2017, WannaCry, NotPetya and BadRabbit demonstrated ransomware’s global ubiquity.
Then, as we kicked off 2018, the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities offered an ominous start to a year that many thought would be marred by high-profile, global-scale cyberattacks.
In some respects, the prognosticators were correct. Billions of personal records were stolen in 2018, unearthed in breaches that successfully targeted household names in government, technology, healthcare, travel and hospitality. Compounding the problem has been increased geopolitical tension between western democracies and countries like Russia, China and North Korea.
To provide a deeper understanding of the modern attack landscape, this global threat report highlights research from the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) on cyberattacks experienced across the Carbon Black customer base and incident response (IR) partners.