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Cybercrime in nowadays businesses: A real case study of targeted attack

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 By

Author: Frédéric BOURLA, Head of Ethical Hacking Department at High-Tech Bridge SA

The time where information threats were mostly limited to blind attacks of random targets has gone. Nowadays, many costly compromises are due to highly targeted attacks and require various skills, from web application hacking to singletons coding and botnets leveraging through the uncovering and exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities. Cybercrime has therefore evolved to adapt the market, and criminal groups are now organized into highly specialized entities who collaborate to provide global underground services, such as attacking one’s competitors. Through a real case study, we will explore the complexity of such attacks which endanger today's businesses.

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