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Cyber Threat Agents


This Market Data lists highly visible active cyber threat agents in Q4 2012. This includes their status (i.e. whether they are active or not), name, region (origin), affiliation (to other cyber agents and groups), motivations (hacktivism, political, or financial), their main targets (government, business, international organizations, education, countries, industries, etc.), the tools created, if any (malware, exploit kits, ransomware, etc.), their attack/threat specialty and the tools they use to commit offences (breached accounts, trojans, data dumps, leaked emails, SQLi, etc.), and finally some further comments about the agents. This list is a preliminary version which will be updated and published regularly. It is not all inclusive or exhaustive, since cyber agents can be difficult to track and operate in the digital underground, a difficult place to penetrate and with high entry and language barriers, namely with regards to China and Russia.


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  1. Cyber Threat Agents, 2H 2012