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Protecting Asian Business from Cyberattack – Isolate Risky Content

Posted by Stephanie Boo on Nov 10, 2016

Across the Asia Pacific, cyber security communities are sharing information about malicious actor techniques from other regions, in hopes of avoiding copycat attacks. In one case, data theft from a US government agency exploit was foiled when individual users repeatedly asked IT to have their malware-ridden laptops re-imaged. It turns out, it wasn’t just malware that was the security issue – the malware was a cover up for a sophisticated ring of insider data-stealing activities. Each time the externally-based ring leader thought their data stealing attempts might be discovered, the malware was inflicted on internal users to force a reimage and cover their tracks.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, security, malware vulnerabilities, phishing prevention, Australian Information Security Association

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