Entries filed under 'Wendi Rafferty'

Threat Research Blog

The FireEye Labs team posts blog entries under threat research to present and discuss cyber attacks and threat intelligence from a technical perspective. They cover the full spectrum of exploits and vulnerabilities, including advanced malware and targeted threats.


    M-Trends: The Advance of the Persistent Threat

    By Wendi Rafferty

    The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is an advanced persistent reality! It's all over the news. Everyone seems to be either talking about it or affected by it. MANDIANT defines the APT as a group of sophisticated, persistent, and coordinated attackers that have been systematically compromising U.S. government and commercial computer networks for years. The vast majority of APT activity observed by MANDIANT has been linked to China.

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    M-Trends: Advanced Persistent Threat Malware

    By Wendi Rafferty

    There are a lot of reports in the news about the types of malware being utilized by the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attackers. Our upcoming release of M-Trends will go into great detail about the types of malware, its capabilities, and how the attackers leverage a variety of malware throughout a breadth of victim organizations to accomplish very specific goals. Over the next week, the MANDIANT blog will feature excerpts from our upcoming M-Trends report that illustrate just how difficult it is to identify APT techniques.

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