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FireEye posts blog entries under threat research to present and discuss cyber attacks and threat intelligence from a technical perspective. These blog posts cover everything from exploits and vulnerabilities, to advanced malware and targeted attacks.

    Malware Callbacks

    By Rob Rachwald
    Today we released our first-ever analysis of malware callbacks. FireEye monitored more than 12 million malware communications seeking instructions—or callbacks—across hundreds of thousands of infected enterprise hosts, capturing details of advanced attacks as well as more generic varieties during the course of 2012. Callback activity reveals a great deal about an attacker’s intentions, interests and geographic location. Cyber attacks are a widespread global activity. We’ve built interactive maps that highlight the presence of Read more...

    The New FireEye Advanced Threat Report

    By Rob Rachwald
    Today, we released our latest Advanced Threat Report (ATR). It summarizes data from the second half of 2012 collected from more than 89 million events. In this case, events mean a malicious email file attachment or web link as well as malware communication—or callback—to a command and control (CnC) server. Our findings are summarized into four main areas: 1) Malware continues to be the cyber weapon of choice. We found that, on average, a malware Read more...