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|FireEye Research Reveals Increasingly Global Nature of Advanced Cyber Attacks|
|Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:05:52 AM|
Next-Generation Threat Protection Company Publishes “Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” Report; Finds 184 Countries Hosting Crimeware Servers; High Technology Companies Most Frequently Targeted; 89 percent of APT Attacks Leverage Chinese Attack Tools.
Milpitas, CA - Apr 23, 2013 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the release of “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 highlights:
“The threat landscape has evolved, as cyber threats have outpaced traditional signature-based security defenses, such as anti-virus, and permeated around the world, enabling cybercriminals to easily evade detection and establish connections inside the perimeter of major organizations,” said FireEye CEO David DeWalt. “The FireEye research puts in proper perspective the global pandemic of this new breed of advanced cyber attacks.”
CnC servers are used heavily during the life cycle of an attack to maintain communication with an infected machine by way of callbacks, enabling the attacker to download and modify malware to evade detection, extract data, or expand an attack within a target organization.
“The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” draws from blocking more than 12 million callback events from 184 countries logged by the FireEye platform across thousands of end-user appliances during 2012. The FireEye platform is deployed behind firewalls, next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), anti-virus (AV), and other security gateways, representing the last line of defense against advanced attacks that bypass traditional signature-based security infrastructure.
Key findings from “The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” include:
To review the interactive CnC callback maps please visit http://www.fireeye.com/cyber-attack-landscape/