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Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are being used to compromise organizations around the globe with increasing sophistication, persistence, and evasive attack methods.
Targeted attacks, or APTs, can be complex and affect organizations of all sizes, across all industries. But that doesn't mean their detection and prevention has to be complex too. With constant confusion around ATAs and APTs, a staggering 68% of IT Managers admit they don't know what an APT is.
Attackers no longer need specialized skills to carry out what is considered an Advanced Persistent Threat, according to researchers with Imperva.
Although it was initially found to be targeting entities in South Korea and Japan, an advanced persistent threat known as Icefog recently struck at least three U.S. targets with a Java backdoor.
An advanced persistent threat known as Careto, or "The Mask," has been identified by Kaspersky Lab researchers, who also believe that the cyber-espionage operation dating back to 2007 could be a state-sponsored campaign.
Great Britain, Germany, France and Switzerland accounted for more than 70 percent of unique infections in 2013.
In this video, Danielle Walker, reporter at SC Magazine, sits with Alexander Watson, director of security research at Websense, to discuss the findings of a recent study.
FireEye researchers have observed ties between DDoS attacks against Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and APT activity based in China.
On the third day of his visit to China, British prime minister David Cameron stated that he looks to open "a proper dialogue" with the country concerning cyber security.
A Lieberman Software survey highlights the issue or poor password management, even among security pros.
FireEye found that a majority of enterprises had their systems breached during the first half of 2014, and often times, advanced malware allowed for the intrusion.
The group seems to have changed up its tactics to target various enterprises this year.
An incident response firm found that 93 percent of phishing emails were sent out on weekdays, with the most popular day being Wednesday.
Trend Micro has detected a variant of CryptoLocker in the wild that relies on the advanced encryption standard.
APTs give IT teams headaches, because they are extremely stealthy in nature and are almost always aimed at a very specific target. On the other hand, they are designed to remain in the network undetected for extended periods of time, all the while stealing sensitive company data.
In an interesting twist, financial malware Citadel was used to infect firms outside of the finance sector via APT attacks, Trusteer found.
Ninety-six percent of security pros employed AV and anti-malware solutions to protect data from APT attacks, while protections for mobile entry points fell at the bottom of the list.
This Hallows Eve might be a good time to remind ourselves that zombies can be just as deadly, and I'm referring to recycled tools and techniques from years gone by.
Credentials, entered through password management software and a Nexus authentication tool, are the target of this new variant.
Nawaf Bitar, keynote speaker at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, gives us a brief preview of his presentation, as well as some topics he believes will be heavily covered this year.
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