FORTINET: POOR SE­CU­RITY HY­GIENE AND QUES­TION­ABLE APPS CAUSE OF DE­STRUC­TIVE CY­BER­AT­TACKS

HWM (Malaysia) - - REPORT -

Fortinet, one of the lead­ers in high per­for­mance cy­ber­se­cu­rity so­lu­tions, an­nounced in its lat­est Global Threat Land­scape Re­port that Malaysia was one of sev­eral coun­tries that suf­fered from poor cy­ber­se­cu­rity hy­giene and risky ap­pli­ca­tion us­age that ef­fec­tively en­abled worm-like cy­ber­at­tacks to hap­pen. From these at­tacks, the com­pany found vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in Apache Struts, WM/ Tro­janDown­loader.7A51!tr (a Word macro Tro­jan) was the top mal­ware, while An­dromeda bot­net was the most preva­lent bot­net. “Tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion that pow­ers our dig­i­tal econ­omy cre­ates op­por­tu­nity for good and bad in cy­ber­se­cu­rity. Cy­ber­crim­i­nals are pri­mar­ily ex­ploit­ing al­ready dis­cov­ered vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and spend­ing more of their re­sources on tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions to make their ex­ploits dif­fi­cult to de­tect,” com­mented Michelle Ong, Coun­try Man­ager for Fortinet Malaysia.

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