NCSC Threat Trends And Ransomware Updates

Digital Shadows

It’s Harrison and Alex this week for your threat intelligence updates. The guys first dig into the NCSC’s recent threat trends report, the first of these that the NCSC has put out. It’s UK-specific, so just like we’ve shared thoughts around the FBI IC3 annual report in the past, which is heavily geared toward the US, it’s good to look across the pond as well.

The team digs into 3 main areas:

- Office365
- Ransomware trends including updates on Emotet, Ryuk, LockerGoga, Bitpaymer, Nemty, and GandCrab
- Supply Chain Attacks The team also digs into some recent research around B.Wanted.

A few weeks ago, there was a story that Brian Krebs reported on: essentially a user on a dark web forum was offering to sell access to a federal contractor who managed 20+ different federal agencies. Specifically we were looking into the threat actor responsible for selling the access, who goes by the name B.Wanted. The guys dig into some different theories. Finally we round out the episode with some top shows on Netflix to add to your lists. Enjoy your weekends!

 

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Resources from this week
NCSC Cyber Threat Trends: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/ncsc-cyber-threat-trends-report-analysis-of-attacks-across-uk-industries/

Nemty Ransomware: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/nemty-ransomware-slow-and-steady-wins-the-race/

Purple Teaming podcast episode with Eliza May Austin: https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-teaming-an-interview-with-eliza-may-austin/id1326304686?i=1000450023564

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