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 get a deeper understanding of the modern attack landscape, watch this webinar covering highlights from the global threat report, Year of the Next-Gen Cyberattack. The webinar shares research from the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) on cyberattacks against Carbon Black customers and incident response (IR) partners, revealing:
– Most prevalent ransomware & commodity malware families
– Causes of rise in nation-state cyberattacks
– Top industry cyberattack targets
– Factors behind $2 billion in crypto-currency related thefts