The SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems. During May and June 2017, CTU™ researchers identified lessons learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and security trends:
• The global WCry and NotPetya campaigns reinforced the need for a layered approach to security.
• Attacks used obfuscated malicious files and scripts to bypass filtering and deliver malware.
• A Chinese threat group has had repeated success using compromised websites to attack targeted organizations.
• Threat actors have been stealing intellectual property from Japanese enterprises.