Pawn Storm – A Prolific Cyber Espionage Group
In this session, Trend Micro will review its own research into Pawn Storm (a.k.a., APT28, Fancy Bear, Strontium, etc.), which exposes the scope and scale of the cyber-espionage attacks the cyber tradecraft of those who wage these attacks. Trend Micro’s researchers have observed activity dating back to 2004, with attacks that have been targeting government, military, media and political organizations around the world. This session will review how the groups that wage cyber-espionage attacks have shifted their focus toward cyber-propaganda over the past two years, with a 400 percent increase in targeting activity in 2016 alone. Additionally, this session will cover the extensive threat vectors that are used to target victims and how organizations can understand these threats and come up with ways to combat them.
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