Cybersecurity Blog: The Cyber Scene is evolving, are you?

On June 27, 2017, a new cyberattack spread across the globe, starting in Europe.  This attack is similar to a 2016 virus called “Petya,” but its spread is reminiscent of the “WannaCry” attack of May, 2017.  This “2017 Petya Attack” is already affecting thousands of computers and is spreading quickly.  Its full impact on businesses, governments, and people is yet to be determined.

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2016 was another challenging year in cybersecurity. With greater awareness among organizations and the general public of the risks, and sizable investments by companies in best-of-breed security technologies, will we see improvements in 2017?

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“You can’t buy the Cyber Kill Chain®, but you can buy into it.” 

After reviewing key findings from the NTT Group’s 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report including an incident response case study in which a team effectively leveraged the Cyber Kill Chain analysis framework to better understand each phase of the attack and gain a comprehensive picture of the adversary’s tactics, techniques and procedures. The mid-size financial client, code named Peaceful Panda Financial Corporation (PPFC), did not know they were breached until day 65 of the attack.

Below I walk through the seven successful steps the adversary took before posting sensitive PPFC data to a PasteBin site. 

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