This fourth edition of the FireEye Advanced Threat Report provides a current overview of the advanced threat landscape including the evolving tactics of advanced persistent threats (APTs) and a detailed look at a major malware campaign targeting the aerospace and defense industry known as Operation Beebus. The data in this report comes from thousands of FireEye appliances deployed around the world as well as research from the FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab resulting in the industry’s most comprehensive view of advanced threats.

A few of the key findings* include:

  • On average, enterprises experience a malware event once every three minutes
  • Technology is the most targeted vertical industry
  • Malware writers have focused significant effort on evasion
  • Spear phishing remains the most common method for initiating advanced malware campaigns
  • ZIP files remain the preferred file of choice for malware delivery
  • Attackers are increasingly using dynamic link library files to improve persistence

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*Based on FireEye end-user data

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