Kaspersky: cyber attacks against companies doubled in 2014




New report that cyber attacks on the corporate sector doubled in 2014, led by targeted attacks and malicious campaigns.

According to Kaspersky, “Global Analysis and Research Team” told her about the occurrence of seven advanced and continuous electronic campaigns in the past year.

These campaigns and formed more than 4,400 of the objectives of the corporate sector in at least 55 countries worldwide, an increase of more than twice the attacks that targeted companies during 2013, which numbered 1,800 attack.

Kaspersky reported that organizations in at least 20 vital sector came, in 2014, attacked by the actors in the advanced threats, and that he was targeting the major public institutions, including government and diplomatic offices, with more attacks on the financial and industrial sectors sensitive in the sector private, including attacks on media institutions.

The company is likely to be attacks, in many cases, were carried out by entities sponsored by states, as campaigns Mask / Careto and Regin analysis revealed, while likely to be the rest has done by professional hackers perform the attacks as a kind of service, as in the cases, HackingTeam 2.0 and Darkhotel, and CosmicDuke, and Epic Turla, and other campaigns.

Kaspersky Lab noted that Regin campaign is the first of its kind threat actor who managed to infiltrate and monitor “the global system of mobile communication networks” GSM, as well as to carry out spy missions and other “standard”.

A senior security experts at Kaspersky, Alex Justiv, the target of operations could mean disaster for the victim, as they result in leaking sensitive information, such as intellectual property, also displays corporate networks at risk, and commercial operations of the interruption, and the data for the survey.

He also testified in 2014 a number of fraud campaigns that led to the loss of millions of dollars. In June last, Kaspersky experts issued their research related to the attack on a large European bank customers.

He also published “Analysis and global research” of the company in October / October the results of his investigations in a new direct attack on ATMs in Asia, Europe and Latin America, resulting in the theft of millions of dollars from ATMs all over the world without being required of a team attackers to obtain credit cards.

In the “expectations Kaspersky 2015”, experts predict that there will further develop the attacks targeting ATMs, where they will use the ongoing advanced attack techniques to get to the “brains” ATM, pointing out that the next phase will see the attackers broke the financial banking networks The use of this level of access to manipulate with ATM in real time.

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