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Threat intelligence report shows new IoT vulnerabilities, nation state actors and a rise in DDoS frequency

February 28, 2019 / IoT Now

Natscout System, Inc, a provider of service assurance, security and business analytics, has released its latest Threat Landscape Report, offering globally scoped internet threat intelligence together with analysis from its security research arm. Examining findings from the second half of 2018, the report covers the latest trends and activities including nation-state advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, IoT vulnerabilities, crimeware operations, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack campaigns. “Our global findings reveal that the threat landscape in the second half of 2018 represents the equivalent of attacks on steroids,” said Hardik Modi, Netscout’s senior director of Threat Intelligence. “With DDoS attack size and frequency, volume of nation state activity and speed of IoT threats all on the rise, the modern world can no longer ignore the digital threats we regularly face from malicious actors capable of capitalising on the interdependencies that...