Russian attackers targeted energy sector targets and a Chinese nexus intrusion group infected foreign embassies with malware using watering hole tactics in 2013, CrowdStrike researchers found in its first-ever Global Threat Report.
CrowdStrike's Intelligence Team tracked more than 50 different threat actor groups believed to be behind the majority of sophisticated threats against enterprises in 2013. These groups operated out of China, Iran, India, North Korea, and Russia. In its Global Threat Report, CrowdStrike identified many of the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by these groups to craft and launch sophisticated attacks against major targets around the world. CrowdStrike outlined details of how these groups carried out their attacks and what tools were used in the report, released Wednesday.