Today, we released a new report from FireEye Labs entitled Supply Chain Analysis: From Quartermaster to Sunshop.
The report details how many seemingly unrelated cyber attacks may, in fact, be part of a broader offensive fueled by a shared development and logistics infrastructure — a finding that suggests some targets are facing a more organized menace than they realize. Our research points to centralized planning and development by one or more advanced persistent threat (APT) actors. Malware clearly remains a desired cyber weapon of choice. Streamlining development makes financial sense for attackers, so the findings may imply a bigger trend towards industrialization that achieves an economy of scale.
The report is available for download here: http://www.fireeye.com/resources/pdfs/fireeye-malware-supply-chain.pdf