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Security company FireEye lists most targeted countries, industries

Global malware threats continue to grow, and security firm FireEye outlines the most targeted nations and industries

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 3, 2014 10:34 pm

PC and mobile users are under constant threat from increasingly advanced types of malware, with attack servers handing out malware attack commands in 206 countries across the world, according to security company FireEye.

 

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The United States, South Korea, Canada, Japan, and United Kingdom lead all countries targeted with advanced persistent threats (APTs). The government, services/consulting, and technology verticals most targeted, as cyberattacks are increasingly used to spy on rivals and steal information.

 

"The increasing frequency at which cyber attacks are happening illustrates the allure of malware to those with malicious intentions," said Dr. Ken Geers, FireEye senior global threat analyst, in a press statement. "Across the board, we are seeing a global expansion of APTs, malware, CnC infrastructure, and the use of publically available tools to facilitate the attack process. The global scale of threat has put cyber defenders in the very difficult position of not having any clue where the next attack will come from."

 

During the RSA Conference 2014 last week, multiple vendors were showing off software solutions designed to limit - and eliminate - malware from infected PCs and hardware. In previous years, RSA was focused on antivirus and Trojan defense, though with the vast increase of malware deployment, users must now deal with new threats.

NEWS SOURCES:Fireeye.com

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