Tag: state sponsored

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US cybersecurity firm FireEye hit by ‘state-sponsored’ attack

US cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has recently been attacked by a “highly sophisticated threat actor”, believing the hacking was state-sponsored. In a blog, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia said company tools used for testing customers’ security had been stolen. “The attacker primarily sought information related to certain government customers,” he wrote.  Read this story and analysis by […]

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Lets talk about some ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber attacks…

Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie It seems to have become quite popular these days to refer to any attack on infrastructure, especially when it involves Government or Critical Infrastructure, as coming from a ‘sophisticated threat actor’. However, the truth is often that the attack has been facilitated by negligent but accidental internal behaviours, through poor […]

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