Research & Reports

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-6

November 25, 2020 | Mina Hao

Identification of IoT Assets from Known IPv6 Addresses The preceding section gives a brief account of difficulties in the blind-scan of IPv6 addresses. To work around these problems, we based our recon on some available IPv6 addresses, in a bid to discover IoT assets operating in IPv6 environments. Sources of these addresses include Hitlist27, which […]

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-5

November 23, 2020 | Mina Hao

This section presents the exposure of IPv6 assets on the Internet and methods for recon of these assets. IPv6 Evolution With the IoT and 5G gaining ground, the demand of network applications for IP addresses is undergoing an explosive growth. However, the IPv4 address space has been depleted and IPv4 addresses have been unevenly allocated. […]

Analysis of the 2020 H1 IoT Security Trend

November 20, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview 2020 H1 witnessed nine Internet of Things (IoT) security events that deserved close attention: Ripple20 0-day vulnerabilities were discovered and affected hundreds of millions of networked devices in various industries across the globe. A high-risk 0-day vulnerability was detected in dozens of Netgear router products. A group of Industrial Control System (ICS) honeypots attracted […]

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-4

November 18, 2020 | Mina Hao

Introduction As we indicated in the 2018 Annual IoT Security Report, network addresses on the Internet constantly change. Use of historical data to delineate exposure of assets will result in a deviation from reality, presenting a value higher than the actual number. Therefore, to accurately reflect the reality of a given area, we should specify […]

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-3

November 11, 2020 | Mina Hao

LockerGoga Ransomware Alleged to Repeatedly Attack Plants On January 24, 2019, France-based Altran Technologies was allegedly hit by LockerGoga ransomware. On March 19, Norsk Hydro, one of the largest aluminum companies worldwide, was hit by an extensive cyberattack, having machines around the globe infected with malware and some unable to operate. As a result, some […]

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-2

November 9, 2020 | Mina Hao

Extensive Power Outages in Venezuela and New York Starting from the evening of March 7, 2019, a cyberattack hit Venezuela, leaving most parts of the country, including the capital Caracas, without power for more than 24 hours1. Because of the outage, the subway service in Caracas came to a halt, resulting in massive traffic jams. […]

Annual IoT Security Report 2019-1

November 4, 2020 | Mina Hao

Executive Summary With the constant evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), the security of IoT is becoming an issue that more and more people are concerned about. In 2016, we issued the IoT Security Whitepaper to popularize IoT security for a general audience. In 2018, we released the 2017 Annual IoT Cybersecurity Report to […]

Botnet Trend Report 2019-16

October 26, 2020 | Mina Hao

Conclusion Botnets have evolved to use weak passwords, exploits, and phishing emails as major propagation and intrusion means. Dormant attackers that are seeking opportunities to do wrong tend to exploit vulnerabilities during the time between vulnerability disclosure and remediation. Botnet hackers often exploit newly revealed vulnerabilities to infect new targets to enlarge their attack surface […]

Adobe Releases October’s Security Updates Threat Alert

October 23, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview On October 13, 2020 (local time), Adobe released security updates which address a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. For details about the security bulletins and advisories, visit the following link:

Botnet Trend Report 2019-15

October 19, 2020 | Mina Hao

Five Major APT Groups In 2019, NSFOCUS Security Labs tracked and delved into five major APT groups: BITTER, OceanLotus, MuddyWater, APT34, and FIN7. The following sections illustrate the latest developments of these APT groups by explaining how they optimize attack chains, refine attack methods, and sharpen RAT tools. BITTER BITTER is an attack group with […]