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Europe Bombarded With Cyber Attacks from Russia

22/08/2014 by

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The majority of cyber attacks on northern European targets come from machines in Russia, while China is the number one source of threats aimed at the US, according to new honeypot data collected by Alert Logic.

The firm deployed low-interaction honeypots in public cloud infrastructure around the world to imitate vulnerable operating systems, leaving common ports open to attract hackers.

On analyzing the resulting data, Alert Logic found that the largest number of attacks on Northern European victims (40%) came from Russia.

Western Europe’s primary attackers, meanwhile, came from China and North and South America. The majority of attacks on US targets came from China (32%), followed by the US itself (21%), India (17%) and Russia (9%).

Most attacks targeting APAC countries came from the US (63%).

However, it’s important to note that this data does not deal with attribution, so the cybercriminals behind the attacks may in reality be located in different countries to where Alert Logic observed the attacks coming from.

In all three regions the majority of attacks launched Microsoft Directory Services exploits.
In APAC 85% of attacks used this vector, while in the US it was 51%, with HTTP (21%) also prominent.
​In Europe, Microsoft DS was still the most popular vector (35%) with SQL Server, HTTP, MySQL, RPC and FTP each accounting for 13%.

Interestingly, credential-stealing Conficker-A was by far the most popular malware observed in the US (91%), Europe (77%) and Asia (62%).

This article has been extracted from http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com, please click on this link to read the article in full 
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/europe-bombarded-cyber-attacks/


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