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Asia Pacific organizations face greater risk of cyber attacks than global average: report

FireEye, Inc., has released its latest Regional Advanced Threat Report for Asia Pacific. FireEye found that 33 percent of observed organizations in the Asia Pacific region were exposed to targeted cyber attacks in the first six months of 2015. Organizations in all countries included in the report were observed to have greater exposure to targeted attacks than the global average.

Other key findings in the report include:

  • In Southeast Asia, organizations were 45 percent more likely to be attacked than the global average. The previous report found them only 7 percent more likely to be attacked.
  • Nearly half of organizations in Hong Kong and Taiwan received targeted attacks.
  • South Korea topped several rankings in the report, including the highest volume of network traffic phoning home to threat groups' command and control infrastructure.
  • Australia's rate of exposure grew by 30 percent from the findings of the company's previous Regional Advanced Threat Report.

The industries most likely to be attacked were found to be telecommunications, government, education, high-tech and financial services. Education rose significantly in rank from past findings.

View the full report here (PDF).



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