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Milpitas, CA - Apr 23, 2013 – FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, today announced the release of “The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” report and interactive maps that provide detailed insight into the global nature of malware communication activity related to sophisticated cyber attacks. The research highlights:
“The threat landscape has evolved, as cyber threats have outpaced traditional signature-based security defenses, such as anti-virus, and permeated around the world, enabling cybercriminals to easily evade detection and establish connections inside the perimeter of major organizations,” said FireEye CEO David DeWalt. “The FireEye research puts in proper perspective the global pandemic of this new breed of advanced cyber attacks.”
CnC servers are used heavily during the life cycle of an attack to maintain communication with an infected machine by way of callbacks, enabling the attacker to download and modify malware to evade detection, extract data, or expand an attack within a target organization.
“The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” draws from blocking more than 12 million callback events from 184 countries logged by the FireEye platform across thousands of end-user appliances during 2012. The FireEye platform is deployed behind firewalls, next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), anti-virus (AV), and other security gateways, representing the last line of defense against advanced attacks that bypass traditional signature-based security infrastructure.
Key findings from “The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape” include:
To review the interactive CnC callback maps please visit http://www.fireeye.com/cyber-attack-landscape/
To read the full report, “The Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape,” please visit http://www2.fireeye.com/WEB2013ATLReport.html
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye® has pioneered the next generation of threat protection to help organizations protect themselves from being compromised. Cyber attacks have become much more sophisticated and are now easily bypassing traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, compromising the majority of enterprise networks. The FireEye platform supplements these legacy defenses with a new model of security to protect against the new breed of cyber attacks. The unique FireEye platform provides the industry’s only cross-enterprise threat protection fabric to dynamically identify and block cyber attacks in real time. The core of the FireEye platform is a signature-less, virtualized detection engine and a cloud-based threat intelligence network, which help organizations protect their assets across all major threat vectors, including Web, email, mobile, and file-based cyber attacks. The FireEye platform is deployed in over 40 countries and more than 1,000 customers and partners, including over 25 percent of the Fortune 100.
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