FireEye releases Regional Advanced Threat Report for EMEA, Finds UK and Germany Most Targeted For Advanced Cyber Attack

New Report Highlights the Growing Footprint of Advanced Attacks Against EMEA Enterprises

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, introduced an overview of the threat landscape in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the first half of 2014 in its Regional Advanced Threat Report for EMEA. The report offers unique insights into the latest threats for EMEA enterprise security.

FireEye has examined the activity, attempts and targets of different Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) in the first six months of this year. The report is based on data from the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI™) cloud.

Key findings include:

  • Malware attacks—especially advanced targeted attacks—have nearly doubled in the first half of 2014. The number of unique infections has grown steadily in EMEA.
  • The UK and Germany were the most targeted countries. The top countries were:

    • United Kingdom (17%)
    • Germany (12%)
    • Saudi Arabia (10%)
    • Turkey (9%)
    • Switzerland (8%)
    • Italy (6%)
    • Qatar (5%)
    • France (4%)
    • Sweden (4%)
    • Spain (3%)

  • Government, financial services, telecommunications and energy were the most targeted verticals. Government, Financial Services and Telecom verticals represented more that 50% of total APT detections.

“Advanced attacks are the new reality for business and government,” said Richard Turner, VP EMEA at FireEye. “By preparing an effective defensive strategy, organisations can avoid the risk of sitting on the sidelines as their data and intellectual property find their way to competitors, adversaries or hacktivists."

To view the full report, please visit: /content/dam/legacy/resources/pdfs/fireeye-emea-advanced-threat-report-1h2014.pdf.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.

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FireEye, Inc.


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