Securi researchers are reporting that The Parrot traffic direction system (TDS) that came to light earlier this year on more than 16,500 infected sites has had a larger impact than previously thought.
Good reminder of just how much our enterprises are being constantly scanned and the level of nefarious traffic. It was sited that that bot traffic may be over50% of the internet. The bots are scanning our systems and looking for vulnerabilities and an ability to stay persistent. Once they have a hold – the bots can inject their malware for ransomware, lateral movement, and data exfiltration. Enterprises have to assume their sites are being attacked and practice diligent identity governance to insure that their accounts are not being manipulated. And now that so many enterprises are managed by 3rd party MSSPs, they have to inquire and demand what mechanism are being use to watch their identities.