New FireEye report reveals malicious servers now located in 206 countries, territories

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) said it has released its latest advanced threat report, detailing malicious activities captured by the FireEye Security Platform throughout 2013.

The report shows that malware activity has become so pervasive globally that attack servers communicating with malware are now hosted in 206 countries and territories.

Drawing on data gathered from nearly 40,000 unique cyber attacks (more than 100 per day) and over 22 million malware command and control communications, the advanced threat report provides a global look into cyber attacks that routinely bypass traditional defenses such as firewalls, next-generation firewalls, IPS, antivirus and security gateways.

The report provides an overview of the current threat landscape, evolving advanced persistent threat tactics, and the countries where advanced attacks are most prevalent today. In addition, it offers a detailed look at trends taking place in specific industries, as well as a case study on a sophisticated, sustained attack that was waged during the course of 2013.

In the first half of 2013, Java was the most common zero-day focus for attackers. In the second half of 2013, FireEye observed a burst of Internet Explorer zero-days used in “watering hole” attacks.

FireEye identified five times more web-based attacks than email-based attacks globally, and that per country, there were three times more web attacks than email attacks.

For a full copy of the Advanced Threat Report, visit: http://www2.fireeye.com/advanced-threat-report-2013.html

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.

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