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Threat Research Blog
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.
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 15, 2012 7:24 PM By Helena Brito
It is no secret that nation states like China and Russia are attacking U.S.-based businesses in an attempt to steal valuable trade secrets. From a cybersecurity perspective, a key question organizations face is whether they should focus on reactively protecting assets from the bad guys, or to take a more proactive approach to find and contain adversaries who are already in their environment.Read more...
May 14, 2012 4:45 PM By Grady Summers