A year after Kaspersky Lab warned that cyber-criminals would start to adopt the tools and tactics of nation-state backed APTs in order to rob banks, the company has confirmed the return of Carbanak as Carbanak 2.0 and uncovered two more groups working in the same style: Metel and GCMAN.
As outlined in the Global Application and Network Security Report 2015-2016, Radware found that throughout 2015, no industry was immune to cyber attacks, and few were prepared.
Close to two-thirds of global IT professionals oppose giving governments backdoor access to encrypted information systems, and 59% feel that privacy is being compromised in an effort to implement stronger cybersecurity laws.
The BlackEnergy APT - or SandWorm group, as some researchers call it - has been active since 2007 (at least).
An unnamed South Asian software development consultancy that creates software for employee monitoring is also an APT player and, according to CloudSek CTO Rahul Sasi, it appears to be conducting widespread intellectual property theft for economic gain.
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