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                November 2016 Threat Intelligence Executive Summary Report

                Review the events and trends from the information security world last month

                Threat Intelligence provides the power to protect your organisation against emerging threats.

                SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) security intelligence research team delivers this power by offering learnings and observations of the cyber threat landscape in a monthly Threat Intelligence Executive Summary.

                In this report you will learn the latest security trends from the previous month that were identified as significant by the CTU™ research team. The Executive Monthly report covers trends as they relate to vulnerabilities, malware, threat actors and methodologies, and law enforcement and government.

                SecureWorks Threat Intelligence Executive Summary — November 2016 discusses the following events and trends that were significant in October 2016

                • ZERO-DAY VULNERABILITIES EXPLOITED - Threat actors exploited Windows and Flash Player vulnerabilities prior to vendors issuing out-of-band updates.
                • DEVICES CAUSED DATA LEAKS - Researchers discovered data leaks in sensitive networks from devices that were not originally intended to be connected to the Internet.
                • RANSOMWARE CHANGED TACTICS - Ransomware experimented with delivery mechanisms and varied encrypted file formats and extensions.
                • BANKING TROJAN REUSED CODE - Code from the defunct Dyre banking trojan was reused in the TrickBot banking malware.
                • GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS TARGETED - Politically inspired threat actors targeted governmental departments and organisations.
                • ATTACKS PROMPTED GOVERNMENT RESPONSE - The Mirai botnet DDoS attacks prompted legislators to propose solutions and implement rules.

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