BrandPost: The Evolving Threat Landscape – Swarmbots, Hivenets, Automation in Malware
Over the past several months, the FortiGuard Labs team has been tracking a number of evolving trends related to the FortiGuard 2018 Threat Landscape Predictions article published just before the beginning of the year. This mid-year update provides new details concerning recent advances in some of the techniques and malware tied to those predictions. In particular, the accelerated development of several precursors of Swarmbots and Hivenets are especially worth revisiting. Others include the increased targeting of critical infrastructure, the development of automation in malware exploits, and the use of blockchain technology to anonymize the command and control of botnets.