Nation-state hackers and cyber criminals are increasingly impersonating each other to try and hide their tracks as part of advanced attack techniques says Optiv Security in its 2019 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate report.
The top industries being targeted are retail, healthcare, government and financial institutions. Cryptojacking and ransomware are new exploits that join the traditional list of computer threats from botnets, Denial-of-Service (DDoS), phishing, and malware.
Optiv says that cyber criminals and nation-state hackers are learning from each other and becoming more successful. They also try to spoof each other by adopting similar techniques to try and confuse investigators.