While complex networks at the helm of technology has resulted in key business innovations but it has also made security breaches a norm rather than an exception. Prevention through proactive detection with accurate threat intelligence is the need of the hour. Trillium Information Security Systems with the May edition of Threat Intelligence Report has gathered, analyzed and compiled unique threats that are being seen in the Pakistan cyberspace. This report will provide guidance to its readers on how to proactively protect their organizations to ensure continuous business flow.
The major set of attacks that have been discovered recently in Pakistan by global and TISS' research and IR teams are summarized as follows:
Malwares that steal credential based information stored in email clients, browsers and FTP clients have been constantly on a rise. Most of these malwares are sent to the users via email attachments. Once the attachment is opened, the malware steals information related to stored credentials and sends it to the attacker.
Ransomware malware is constantly affecting Pakistan based organizations with key motive of encrypting data of targeted organizations and individuals and rendering it useless until a hefty ransom is paid for decryption. There has been an exponential increase in number of Ransomware attacks since 2015 and prevention from this threat is highly recommended at all layers. In recent Ransomware attacks, it has been noted that the malware also steals personal information of affectee.
This report has been compiled using our advanced threat intelligence gathering platform consisting of sensors like honeypots, web crawlers and aggregators deployed through-out Pakistan. The information obtained using these sensors is then enriched by extensive correlation from different sources. Our aim for releasing these monthly reports is to enable all stakeholders in Pakistan to keep abreast with on-going threats and remain vigilant in protecting their networks from potential attacks.
TISS will soon make these threat feeds available to Pakistan based organizations so that their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection / Prevention Systems can be fed to provide protection against Pakistan specific attacks.
The report can be downloaded by visiting: http://www.triam.com.pk/resources/threat-intelligence-services/may-2016 If you require more details on these threats or are facing one of these or a different malware or non-malware related threat, please reach out to us for a focused and quick response.