It’s difficult to tell hackers apart says Optiv as US government agencies are warned by Check Point about new threats from a Chinese government-backed group.
Nation-state hackers and cyber criminals are increasingly impersonating each other to try and hide their tracks as part of advanced attack techniques says Optiv Security in its 2019 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate report.
The top industries being targeted are retail, healthcare, government and financial institutions. Cryptojacking and ransomware are new exploits that join the traditional list of computer threats from botnets, Denial-of-Service (DDoS), phishing, and malware.
Optiv says that cyber criminals and nation-state hackers are learning from each other and becoming more successful. They also try to spoof each other by adopting similar techniques to try and confuse investigators.
Earlier this week Check Point Software Technologies warned that US government agencies are vulnerable to a new collection of attack techniques that have been associated with a Chinese government backed hacking group…