SERT Quarterly Threat Report Q4 2016

NTT Security Q4 2016 Security ReportThe Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) Quarterly Threat Report for Q4 2016 contains analysis of events identified through global visibility of the NTT Security client base. This quarter’s report contains observations and analysis of attack types and sources as well as research regarding global threat visibility; the evolution in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) “false flagging” attacks; evolving cyber forensics; retail industry best security practices and the rise of state sponsored attacks.

Additional key findings of the Q4 Threat Intelligence Report include:

  • Increased client botnet activity driven by attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Remote code execution (RCE) exploits in Adobe Flash were the most common, accounted for 22 percent of all application-specific attacks
  • DNS queries for domains with the new .pw TLD began to spike in November 2016, suggesting an increase in phishing and spam efforts

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