OR ESET published the Threat Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2020 “Q2 2020 ESET Threat Report", Which summarizes the basic statistics and the most important findings from the cyber security investigations of ESET, as well as new data published for the first time.
According to the report “Q2 2020 ESET Threat ReportThe threats associated with the COVID-19 pandemic defined the cybersecurity landscape in the second quarter of 2020.
“Its telemetry data ESET showed a steady increase in the number of COVID-19-related attacks carried out via the internet and via email. At the same time, the number of attacks via Remote Desktop (RDP) protocol has increased, with persistent efforts to establish RDP connections more than doubling since the beginning of the year ", comments Roman Kováč, Chief Research Officer of ESET.
The Threat Report “Q2 2020 ESET Threat ReportExamines the most important findings and successes of its researchers ESET. For example, the company's researchers studied a ransomware company targeting Android users in Canada under the guise of an official COVID-19 contact detection application. "We immediately stopped this operation in order to offer a decryptor tool to those who had fallen victim to this attack," says Roman Kováč.
Her researchers ESET They also located Operation In (ter) ception, through which targeted attacks are carried out against well-known aerospace and defense companies. At the same time, they uncovered how the InvisiMole malware family operated and studied Ramsay, a cyber espionage toolkit targeting air gapped networks.
Some exclusive research presented in the report “Q2 2020 ESET Threat ReportInclude malicious Google Chrome extensions targeting hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies, a new targeted attack on a Hong Kong university by Winnti cybercriminals, and other targeted attacks on defense companies in the UK , Qatar, Turkey and Ukraine by cybercriminals behind Operation In (ter) ception.
In addition to these findings, the report “Q2 2020 ESET Threat Report”Includes an overview of its contribution ESET in the knowledge base MITER ATT & CK as well as invitations to upcoming web conferences and workshops ESET.
You can read the whole report here ESET Threat Report Q2 2020 (PDF).