The cyberespionage group identified as Strider by Symantec researchers is as sophisticated a threat as any known APT in history -- including Duqu, Flame, The Equation Group and Regin -- according to an analysis by Kaspersky Lab.
While the malware has targeted businesses in the Middle East and has capabilities reminiscent of other nation-state-backed malware, researchers believe Narilam is less of a threat than such viruses as Flame and Duqu.
DDoS attacks against financial institutions in the U.S. may continue unless an anti-Muslim film is pulled offline, hacktivists allege. But a New York Times report said Iran is actually behind the bank website disruptions.
The threat of Targeted Persistent Attacks (TPAs) continues to grow and nearly every day there is another headline about an organization being breached and critical data stolen. Organizations must ask themselves "Can endpoint security products that are based on a signature/reputation based approach identify and stop targeted attacks launched by well-funded, motivated, sophisticated attackers?"
If your organization was targeted and penetrated by an APT attack, would you know?