FireEye | Exploiting Web Analytics to Ensnare Victims

Special Report: Exploiting Web Analytics to Ensnare Victims

FireEye has identified a large-scale reconnaissance effort that uses web analytics and open source tools to track and profile victims and possibly infect the victims’ computers with targeted malware. Specific websites are altered to redirect victims to a profiling script known as WITCHCOVEN, which collects information and installs a supercookie to identify the victims’ computers.

In this special report, learn more about this reconnaissance effort that has already succeeded at collecting vast amounts of information on web traffic and Internet visitors from around the world.

Download the report and learn:

  • How WITCHCOVEN works, the step-by-step process
  • Who’s behind the reconnaissance effort
  • Which industries and organizations are being targeted and where
  • What can be done to protect your information


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