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...
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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 #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
April 17, 2012 5:05 PM By Andrew Davis
April 12, 2012 5:53 PM By Helena Brito
Black Hat USA 2012 is right around the corner...okay, it is three months away; however, it is never too early to register for Mandiant's highly customized training courses held at this popular technical security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-26, 2012.Read more...