Adapting defenses to stop attacks and breaches – TechRadar

Global attention on the state of cybersecurity heightened over the last year following the attacks against SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline. As members of the security community, it’s critical that we pay attention to research findings from the latest campaigns to determine if any have impacted the organizations we work within. We also need to remain aware of the fact that adversaries are constantly evolving how they operate in order to reach new targets. Threats that were only relevant to specific industries one day, may soon wind up being pertinent to others.

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Hugh Njemanze is President at Anomali.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) FIN7 (aka Carbon Spider, Carbanak Group, and Navigator Group) is a prime example of how highly adaptable threat actors can be. First detected in 2015, FIN7 has consistently targeted US-based retail, restaurant, and hospitality businesses with various financially motivated campaigns that have inflicted up to a billion dollars in damages, according to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). It shocked the world again when it appeared as a player in the ransomware attack that locked up Colonial Pipeline systems, marking its ability to adapt to remain relevant and expand its tentacles into more sectors.


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