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Threat Intelligence Resources - Targeted Attacks

The backdoor malware MIRAS got an upgrade from just running in 32-bit Windows operating system versions to 64-bit ones, expanding its victim range to more users of the OS.

Threats analyst Bryant Tan shares some rules that IT administrators can proactively implement to set up “basic defense” for their network.

When attackers look at a target network, all they focus on are the flaws they can use against it, then customize their attacks based on these.

The PLEAD campaign is the second attack to target entities in Taiwan in the first half of 2014. Taiwanese agencies were also targeted in May using a Microsoft Word zero-day vulnerability.
In an ideal world, executives and employees trust that their IT administrators will go out of their way to protect the organization's information. However, even IT admins are prone to misconceptions that leave the organizations vulnerable to attacks.
The latter half of 2013 lay witness to two new targeted attack campaigns: BLYPT, which hosts its servers in Romania and Turkey, and Esile, which targets government agencies in APAC to execute remote commands.

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