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|Advanced Cyber Attacks Occur Up To Once Every Three Minutes|
|Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11:05 AM|
FireEye Advanced Threat Report Details Evolving Tactics and Threat Infiltration of Attacks Targeting Enterprises.
MILPITAS, Calif. - Apr 3, 2013 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the release of its 2H 2012 Advanced Threat Report. The report shows that malware activity has become so pervasive that organizations experience a malicious email file attachment or Web link as well as malware communication that evades legacy defenses up to once every three minutes.
Drawing on data gathered from 89 million malware events and direct intelligence uncovered by the FireEye research team, the Advanced Threat Report provides a global look into cyber attacks that routinely bypass traditional defenses such as firewalls, next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and security gateways. The report provides an overview of the current threat landscape, evolving advanced persistent threat (APT) tactics, and the level of infiltration seen in organizations’ networks today. In addition, it offers a detailed look at trends taking place in specific industries, as well as a case study on a sophisticated and sustained attack that was waged during the course of 2012.
Key findings in the Advanced Threat Report include:
“This report provides an overview of how attacks have become much more advanced and successful at penetrating networks, regardless of industry,” said Ashar Aziz, FireEye founder and CTO. “As cybercriminals invest more in advanced malware and innovations to better evade detection, enterprises must rethink their security infrastructure and reinforce their traditional defenses with a new layer of security that is able to detect these dynamic, unknown threats in real time.”
“The high rate at which cyber attacks are happening illustrates the allure of malware,” said Zheng Bu, senior director of research. “Today, malware writers spend enormous effort on developing evasion techniques that bypass legacy security systems. Unless enterprises take steps to modernize their security strategy, most organizations are sitting ducks.”