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