Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-09-15

Attack Landscape H1 2019: IoT, SMB traffic abound

blog.f-secure.com/attack-landscape-h1-2019-iot-smb-traffic-abound/ To no ones surprise, internet of things (IoT) device insecurity has emerged as a top concern and top driver of internet attack traffic in the first half of 2019. According to our new report, Attack Landscape H1 2019, which details traffic measured by F-Secures global network of honeypots, the number of attack events measured from January through June was twelve times higher when compared with the same period in 2018, an increase largely driven b. [PDF]

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 The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once

www.propublica.org/article/the-new-target-that-enables-ransomware-hackers-to-paralyze-dozens-of-towns-and-businesses-at-once Cybercriminals are zeroing in on the managed service providers that handle computer systems for local governments and medical clinics.

Thrip: Ambitious Attacks Against High Level Targets Continue

www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/thrip-apt-south-east-asia One of the most alarming discoveries we made in our original Thrip research was that the group had targeted a satellite communications operator and seemed to be interested in the operational side of the company, looking for and infecting computers running software that monitored and controlled satellites. Significantly, Thrip has continued to target organizations in the satellite communications sector, with evidence of activity dating to as recently a

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