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Trend Micro zeroes in on Lucky Cat APT

Global cloud security leader Trend Micro, producer of threat management solutions for businesses and consumers, recently released a report linking China-based hackers to an an advanced persistent threat (APT) the security industry is calling the Luckycat campaign.

The Luckycat campaign has been active since at least June 2011. First documented by another antivirus company this year, the Trend Micro report showed a more detailed picture of the workings of Luckycat. It is a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign that attacked a diverse set of more than 90 targets. The attackers used a variety of methods, some of which have been linked to other cyber-espionage campaigns and even tagged their attacks with campaign codes to measure success. Not only did the Luckycat perpetrators target military research in India as reported, they expanded the attacks to hit other sensitive entities in Japan, as well as India, including heavily targeted Tibetan activists.
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Technology, Trend Micro

 

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Half of SMBs believe they are immune to targeted cyberattacks, failing to implement basic internet safeguards

Symantec Corp. recently announced the global findings of its 2011 SMB Threat Awareness Poll, which revealed that while awareness is high, SMBs don’t consider themselves targets of cyberattacks. As a result, they are not implementing the proper safeguards to protect their information. The SMB Threat Awareness Poll examined the awareness levels of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the dangers of security threats, and how well they are prepared to defend against them.

“Cybercriminals do not choose their targets based on the size of the business. They are seeking confidential information for financial gains and SMBs are increasingly appealing targets when their guard is down,” said Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines. “While many SMBs know the dangers of cyberattacks, many of them don’t recognize they themselves are at risk.”
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Symantec

 

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