Entries filed under 'M-trends'
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.
May 18, 2012 3:00 PM By Grady Summers
I was somewhat unnerved when I saw the evidence for our #3M-Trend this year: the use of publicly available malware in targeted attacks is increasing. After all, when I first started learning about the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) several years ago, it seemed to be all about custom backdoors and proprietary tools. I remember briefing executives at my organization on how stealthy the attackers were, using never-before-seen methods to evade antivirus and infiltrate the organization. Yet the recent evidence was clear: every intrusion we had investigated in the last year leveraged some sort of publicly available malware.Read more...
M-Trends #2: Everything Old is New Again - Targeted Attackers Using Passive Backdoors to Evade NetworksMay 16, 2012 2:54 PM By Grady Summers
May 14, 2012 4:45 PM By Grady Summers
What Does Bob Dylan Have in Common with Cybercriminals? How Times are A-Changin' for Cybercriminals and their TargetsApril 10, 2012 5:56 PM By Helena Brito
The times they are a-changin'. Not only is that a great song by music legend Bob Dylan, it is also what we have found to be the case about cybercriminals targeting the financial industry. If you have read our latest M-Trends industry report you have seen the case study that explains this trend. If not, I highly recommend reading the report as it discusses the top trends we've seen during the last year in the field.Read more...