From Target to Aggressor
How Data Centers are Becoming Unwitting Accomplices in Cyber Attacks
Data centers are the backbone of today’s
digital economy, and yet far too many are vulnerable to advanced
attacks. Despite $13 billion spent every year to secure them,*
attackers are compromising data centers in a flood of cyber assaults.
In many breaches, compromised data
centers are used in attacks against new targets. These attacks are
disrupting business, stealing priceless customer data and intellectual
property — and damaging reputations in their wake. Read this paper to
learn why so many attacks against data centers are successful and how
organizations can better protect them.
You will learn:
- The multi-vector, multi-stage
nature of today’s attacks
- Why traditional tools fail to
detect advanced attacks
- Why sandboxes are a new approach
with the same-old problems
- How FireEye Data Center Security
protects your most valuable assets
Download the report today.
In many cases, compromised targets unwittingly become attackers
themselves. At the bidding of cybercriminals who can control comprised
systems remotely, the data centers are commandeered as potent weapons
in attacks against fresh targets.
In one example of this trend, the U.S. Department of Labor became an
involuntary attacker in May 2013 when attackers compromised one of its
Web pages. Site visitors received malware that exploited a zero-day
vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 to install a variant of the
Poison Ivy remote-access Trojan (RAT).
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*IDC. “Worldwide Datacenter Security 2012–2016
Forecast: Protecting the Heart of the Enterprise 3rd Platform.”