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NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report—Powered by ATLAS®—Reveals
Nation-State Activity and Blending of Internet Scale Threats with
Targeted Attack Campaigns

To Learn More, Visit NETSCOUT at Black Hat 2018, Booth 536

NETSCOUT
SYSTEMS, INC.,
(NASDAQ:NTCT), a leading provider of service
assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 2018 NETSCOUT
Threat Intelligence Report,
offering globally scoped internet threat
intelligence together with the analysis of our security research
organization. The report covers the latest trends and activities from
nation-state advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, crimeware
operations and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack campaigns. To
learn more about the report, visit NETSCOUT at Black Hat 2018, Booth 536.

"ATLAS is a collaborative project with hundreds of service provider
customers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data equaling
approximately one-third of all internet traffic. From this unique
vantage point, NETSCOUT is ideally positioned to deliver intelligence
about DDoS attacks, malware families and botnets that threaten Internet
infrastructure and network availability," said Hardik Modi, senior
director, Threat Intelligence, NETSCOUT. "This report makes clear that
threat actors are increasingly leveraging internet-scale threats, such
as NotPetya, for targeted, highly selective campaigns."

"NETSCOUT brings unique insights to the global threat landscape through
their ATLAS infrastructure. While they're best known for DDoS defense,
the company has built an impressive security research organization that
digs deep into malware campaigns and botnets at a global level,
providing much needed context to the overall threat environment. By
studying the infrastructure, the command and control, they're gathering
much of their intelligence straight from the source," said Rob Ayoub,
research director, Security Products program, IDC.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

APT groups expand scope

  • State-sponsored activity has developed to the point where campaigns
    and frameworks are discovered regularly for a broad tier of nations.
    Nation-state APT groups are also using internet-scale intrusions such
    as NotPetya, CCleaner, VPNFilter for targeted, highly selective
    campaigns.

Crimeware actors diversify attack methods

  • Inspired by 2017's WannaCry attack, major crimeware groups are
    adopting self-propagation methods that allows their malware to spread
    faster and more easily. They are also increasingly focused on
    cryptocurrency mining.

DDoS attacks grow in volume

  • DDoS entered the terabit attack era in 2018, as NETSCOUT
    Arbor successfully mitigated
    the largest DDoS attack ever recorded
    at 1.7 Tbps.
  • In the first half of 2018, there were 47 DDoS attacks greater than
    300Gbps globally, versus only seven during the same period in 2017.
    Asia Pacific was heavily targeted, with 35 attacks greater than
    300Gbps versus only five during the same period in 2017.

Additional Resources

  • Download the full report here
    (registration required).
  • Attend
    a webinar
    on key findings with Hardik Modi, Sr. Director of
    NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence.
  • Visit the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence blog
    for insight on various aspects of the report.
  • Find us on Facebook and
    follow @Netscout on Twitter for more key findings.

About NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:NTCT) assures digital business services
against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. Our
market and technology leadership stems from combining our patented smart
data technology with smart analytics. We provide real-time, pervasive
visibility, and insights customers need to accelerate and secure their
digital transformation. Our approach transforms the way organizations
plan, deliver, integrate, test, and deploy services and applications.
Our nGenius service assurance solutions provide real-time, contextual
analysis of service, network, and application performance. Arbor
security solutions protect against DDoS attacks that threaten
availability and advanced threats that infiltrate networks to steal
critical business assets. To learn more about improving service,
network, and application performance in physical or virtual data
centers, or in the cloud, and how NETSCOUT's performance and security
solutions, powered by service intelligence can help you move forward
with confidence, visit www.netscout.com
or follow @NETSCOUT and @ArborNetworks on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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