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|FireEye Report Finds 300 Percent Growth in Enterprise Attacks Across United Kingdom and Ireland Between January and December of 2013|
|Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 02:25:37 PM|
New Regional Advanced Threat Report Offers Overview of Advanced Attack Landscape in 2013
Milpitas, CA -- April 29, 2014 -- FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced the release of its Regional Advanced Threat Report for the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI). Detailing malicious activities captured by the FireEye Security Platform throughout 2013, the report found that an average of over 70 new infections occurred within enterprises every day and that 12 major UKI verticals were impacted by advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.
“With financial and telecommunications operations being key drivers of the United Kingdom’s and Ireland’s markets, advanced threat actors have many high-value targets to go after in both countries,” said Paul Davis, vice president, Europe at FireEye. “Combine this with the proliferation of high-tech across all industries and it becomes clear as to why we have seen such a drastic spike in attacks since the beginning of 2013.”
Drawing on worldwide data gathered from nearly 40,000 unique cyber attacks (more than 100 per day) and over 22 million malware command and control (CnC) communications, the Advanced Threat Report provides a look into cyber attacks that routinely bypass traditional defenses such as firewalls, next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and security gateways.
Some of the key findings from the Regional Advanced Threat Report for the United Kingdom and Ireland based on the data gathered by FireEye include: