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Cyber Threat Intelligence Report Volume 2

February 15, 2022

Key trends 2H2021

1. Ransomware attacks still prove profitable

Despite technology enabling threat actors to become more sophisticated there are still risks from traditional ransomware techniques.

2. Supply chains offer attack foothold

Moving to the cloud has meant many organizations increased the consequences of supply chain insecurities.

3. Infostealers boost the malware market

Underground endpoint marketplaces that sell packages of compromised login data continue to offer inexpensive gateways into corporate networks.

4. Cloud-centricity prompts new attack vectors

Threat actors are exploiting public-facing cloud infrastructure to deploy offensive toolsets and use internal access points to cloud environments.

5. Vulnerability exploits actively bought and sold

Growth in underground market for vulnerability exploits, especially for those that enable adversaries to gain unauthorized access to a corporate network.

About the
Authors

Joshua Ray

Managing Director – Accenture Security


Howard Marshall

Managing Director – Accenture Security, Global Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead


Robert Boyce

Managing Director – Accenture Security, Global Cyber Response and Transformation Services Lead


Christopher Foster

Senior Principal – Security Innovation


Valentino De Sousa

Senior Principal – Security Innovation


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