California based Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has released an Annual Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook which provides valuable insights into the landscape of evolving Cyber Threats.
The casebook offers awareness on the current techniques, tactics, and procedures being used by cybercriminals across industries and can prove as a guiding force to those who have chosen Cyber Security as a profession.
The Cyber Intrusion Casebook reveals incident response strategies, lessons learned, and trends derived from more than 100 real-time cyber threats that CrowdStrike worked on last year.
The report states that cyber crooks- individually or in groups are using the same tactics and methods as nation sponsored actors, to launch cyber attacks. Hence the security firm has come to a conclusion that the lines between the state-sponsored and regular hackers have blurred to a major extent.
CrowdStrike’s analysis is based on its findings that many individual hackers are using the same anti-forensic tools and methods to erase signs of their presence and increase the time they are able to explore the network before being detected.
According to the report, Brute Force Attacks on Remote Desktop Protocols (RDP) Servers and ransomware attacks having self-propagation destruction capabilities have increased on organizations operating in the West- example, WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit malware.
In the past, an infection needed some sort of human interference to propagate. But CrowdStrike’s latest investigations proved that the latest malware variants are being developed in such a way that they spread once a system is infected.
The firm which delivers cloud-based endpoint protection has also predicted that in near future all cloud migrations will be filled with cyber risks followed by attacks.
Gartner supports the estimate by adding that 95% of cloud security failures will occur due to customer insights or neglect by 2020.