Protecting Data from the Cyber Theft Pandemic

by FireEye

Sep 01, 2009

Download Malware-related data breaches have reached pandemic proportions as criminals discover that Internet crime is easy to commit, highly lucrative, and largely under-policed. With a few hundred dollars, a cyber criminal can begin a career of breaking into computers to steal identity and confidential data for sale to the highest bidder. The cyber crime economy is so robust that there is a vibrant market for professional malware toolkits available for $500 to $1,000 that come pre-configured with a range of attack modules.

This white paper covers current and emerging trends of stealth malware and new advances in network security technologies that use multi-phase heuristic and virtual machine analysis to detect and mitigate the damages that result from malware-related data thefts.