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Q3 Threat Landscape Report

Nuspire out with their Q3 2020 Quarterly Threat Landscape report.

The bad news – threat actors are more ruthless, shifting from home networks to public entities, including the education sector and Election Assistance Commission.     Newsjacking, typosquatting, and, of course, malware was highlighted.  Office document phishing skyrocketed – either due to the election, or because attackers have finished retooling.  

Also of note, a highlight of attacks on the automotive industry (with an increase of 79.15% over last year all ready), and with new COVID-19 related phishing lures and executable names.

Why do we care?

This is always a useful report – and thanks to the team there for sharing it with me.  My takeaways here are how targeted these attackers are.  They are adapting to the times, they are deploying relevant content and they are strategic about their choices.  As covered here before, these are robust criminal enterprises.   

Don’t underestimate your opponent.

Source: Q3 2020 Threat Report.