UK and Germany Top EMEA Targets For Advanced Cyber Attack

FireEye’s Regional Advanced Threat Report for EMEA has examined the activity, attempts and targets of different Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) in the first six months of 2014, based on data from the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) cloud.

Key findings from the report include:

Malware attacks – particularly advanced targeted attacks – have nearly doubled in the first half of 2014. The number of unique infections has grown steadily in EMEA.

 

The UK and Germany were the most targeted countries. The top countries were:

  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Saudi Arabia (10%)
  • Turkey (9%)
  • Switzerland (8%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Qatar (5%)
  • France (4%)
  • Sweden (4%)
  • Spain (3%)

Government, financial services, telecommunications and energy were the most targeted verticals, represented more that 50% of total APT detections.

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