Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) Releases the Encyclopedia of the Most Prominent Hacktivists, Nation State, and Mercenary Hackers


The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a leading cybersecurity think tank, has published its most recent research report entitled Know Your Enemies 2.0: A Primer on Advanced Persistent Threat Groups. The report is an encyclopedia of bad actors stemming from the nation state, mercenary, and hacktivist arenas and details the characteristics and intricacies of the world’s most prolific threat groups.

Authors James Scott (ICIT Co-Founder and Senior Fellow) and Drew Spaniel (Visiting Scholar) cover threat groups not by use of a particular ranking system, rather by the dominant players categorized by geography, including China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Zero days, malware, tool kits, exploit techniques, digital foot prints and targets are covered in-depth. The report covers 40 bad actors including: Blue Termite, the Elderwood Platform, Deep Panda APT 30, APT 2, Tarh Andishan, Ajax, Dark Hotel, Bureau 121, Energetic Bear, Uroburos, Sofacy Group, the “Duke” family, Carbanak, SEA, Animal Farm, Hellsing. and Shrouded.