Congratulation to all of us because the craziest Cyber Year is going to pass. Even the worse battles has come but it never beats us down. Even how strong the enemy are, we still overcame all of this. I’m writing this letter to celebrate with you all for battles we has won and for the battles we still fighting out there – in cyber space, a space that others won’t see it, won’t acknowledge it. We’re fighting in silent, we’re hunting, protecting, some winning, some losing without a single medal. But we’re who we are and what we do is very important to the people, nations and business so we must keep this spirit for 2018 and many years to come.
I would like to summarize some of important event that we faced this year.
The Shadow Brokers
Shadow Brokers, a mysterious hacking group that drew the world’s attention when it published hundreds of hacking tools at the NSA’s National Security Agency in August of each year, has announced a variety of tools. Other advanced hacking by the NSA, and the offer to provide all the tools of the NSA hacking that they have in hand in exchange for about 10 thousands bitcoins (about $ 8.2 million).
This list includes 61 binary files on Windows, including executable files, dynamic link libraries, and device drivers. 43 of these were detected by Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus products, in details of the company in 2015 on the Equation Group, a group of hackers related to the NSA, but only one The file has been uploaded to virus scan service of Virus Total.
Major attacks include WannaCry on May 12, ExPetr on June 27, and BadRabbit at the end of October. All attacks aim to take control of corporate networks. Already 65% of businesses hit by ransomware in 2017 say they lose access to large or even all data and that one in six payers never recover data.
Cloud Security Breaches
7% of all S3 buckets have unlimited public access
According to statistics from Skyhigh Networks, 7% of all S3 buckets have unlimited public access, and 35% are unencrypted, meaning that this is an end-to-end problem for the entire system. Amazon S3.
Mistakes in security best practices have led to a number of serious violations, from military contractors to major US Internet service providers.
According to Cyber Security Ventures, a recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts ransomware damages will cost the world $5 billion in 2017, up from $325 million in 2015 — a 15X increase in just two years.
Every 40 seconds a business falls victim to a ransomware attack, according to a recent story by the Forbes Technology Council. That statistic comes from a December 2016 Security Bulletin posted by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which stated that the number of attacks rose from every two minutes in early 2016.There will be more breaches, more attack coming next year. “IoT” will be the main target of cybercrime. North Korea, Iran, and Russia and state-sponsored attack will increase. Ransomware will still become a major problem.
Which mean more battles field, more intense fight between the hacker and us. We fought our best this year and we well-prepared for the next year to come. Christmas is coming real soon, just 3 more days and iDeaLogic Cyber Security wish to all of our partners/customers and IT experts a merry Christmas. We’re sending you and your family heartfelt wishes for peace, joy and abundance of this Holiday Season.