FireEye reveals “Advanced Cyber-Attacks” Report
FireEye has released "The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape" report and interactive maps that provide detailed insight into the global nature of malware communication activity related to sophisticated cyber-attacks.
The research report highlights that the technology companies experienced the highest rate of callback activity associated with the next generation of cyber-attacks. Technology companies are targeted for the theft of intellectual property, sabotage, or modification of source code to support further criminal initiatives. 89 per cent of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is associated with tools developed and disseminated by the Chinese hacker groups. Over the past year, callbacks were sent to 184 countries. The company found that CnC servers are hosted in 184 countries – a 41-per cent increase when compared to the FireEye’s findings in 2010 with 130 countries and also showing that the cyber-attacks have become a global activity.
David DeWalt , CEO, FireEye, said, "The threat landscape has evolved, as cyber threats have outpaced traditional signature-based security defenses, such as antivirus, and permeated around the world, enabling cybercriminals to easily evade detection and establish connections inside the perimeter of major organizations. The FireEye research puts in proper perspective the global pandemic of this new breed of advanced cyber-attacks."
Looking at the average number of callbacks per company by country, the Asian nations and the Eastern European countries comprised 22 per cent of cyber-attacks and has become major attack hotspot.
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