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An Overview of Threats Against Companies in This Year 2014

The number of companies who become victims of cyber attacks are rising on this year. Kaspersky Lab Research and B2B International shows 91% of companies surveyed have been victims of cyber attacks at least once within past 12 months, while 9% Others were targeted attacks, ie planned attacks that aims to infect network infrastructure company or organization.

Breadth of digital devices used in many companies has created ideal conditions for cyber spying and launch a malware to steal corporate data. Its have a great potential so that a malicious program could be replace an informant (insider) to obtain the information.

Main Findings the Corporate Threat in This Year:

  • The unfolding of spyware attacks are associated with various governments
  • Most incidents involving cyber criminals aim to steal information
  • Revealed an attack to the contractor, and not to the big company
  • Emerging new actor in APT attack: cyber-army who undertake cyber spying based-on request

In 2013 revealed some spyware attacks are associated with numerous government agencies, either directly or indirectly. Other actors in terms of cyber threat against corporates is the company that using cyber criminals because their competitors wishing to enter the networks.

Cyber-army perform the operation that usually aimed to stealing information. Another attack aimed to sabotaging – using the malicious programs to delete data or block operations infrastructure.

Some programs specifically Trojan was able to steal money through online banking system. The cyber criminals can hack into the company’s websites and redirect visitors to malicious sites, and this action could damage the company’s reputation. Financial loss is generally caused by DDoS attacks, which can shut down the site public utility companies for a few days. As a result, the client switched to another company and this leads to long-term financial losses.

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