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July 7th Weekly Surface Attribution Intelligence

Overview

This week there were twenty-seven (27) distinct vulnerabilities being discussed across the dark web. Of those, one (1) vulnerability can be tied to threat actors in Mitre’s ATT&CK framework. This one vulnerability is associated with 36 different Advanced Persistent Threat groups based off of known group tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

This one vulnerability currently impacts over 430,000 active instances of deployed technology across the global internet. At the time of our research, the majority of affected vulnerable infrastructure are located in the United States, South Africa, Hong Kong and Germany.

Details

The one vulnerability that can be tied to threat actor is associated with 36 different Advanced Persistent Threat groups based off of known group tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

In analyzing the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs used by the threat actors in the ATT&CK framework, we uncovered 36 specific Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups which leverage various TTPs impacting these vulnerabilities.

For many of these threat actors, the country of origin is unknown; however, this week the top countries of origin that could be identified are China, Iran and Russia.

A survey of global internet infrastructure identified over 430,000 instances of deployed infrastructure that are potentially susceptible to this vulnerability (CVE-2012-1890).

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Cybeta works with various data providers as well as through our own deployment of network sensors to provide a continuous stream of near-real time data for our analytics and prediction engine. By providing corporate executives and government officials with advanced insights into future attack potential, we are enabling organizations to make the shift towards an active defense cybersecurity strategy.

About Our Newsletter

In an effort to further our mission of enabling organizations to take on an active defense cybersecurity strategy, our newsletter is the result of our analytic work which culls through dark web forums; collects, aggregates and analyzes internet infrastructure data, vulnerabilities, weaknesses and exploits deployed around the world.

Each week our newsletter will present our findings of which vulnerabilities and exploits were being discussed by hackers, nation states, cyber criminals and information security researchers across the dark web. We map this data to the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) we see in the Mitre ATT&CK framework datasets. 

Where and when it is available, we will also present where we have uncovered these specific vulnerabilities, while not drawing attention to the specific organization owning the vulnerable infrastructure.