The 2017 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) details how simple tactics and innovative cyber criminals led to unprecedented outcomes in global threat activity.
Innovation, Sophistication, Organization – Producing Ominous Results
International bank heists, disrupted elections, and state-sponsored attacks define the threat landscape
Cyber criminals revealed new levels of ambition in 2016 – a year marked by extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists and overt attempts to disrupt the U.S. electoral process by state-sponsored groups.
New sophistication and innovation marked seismic shifts in the focus of attacks. Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware were used less as nation states devolved from espionage to straight sabotage.
Meanwhile, cyber criminals caused unprecedented levels of disruption with relatively simple IT tools and cloud services.
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