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Asia And Middle East Are Hotbeds For Malicious Cyber Activity


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The Middle East and Asia have become the new hunting ground for malicious APT activity, with hackers using new techniques to target organisations according to newresearch. It was revealed that there had been a surge in the activities of Chinese-speaking hackers targeting government entities mainly in Taiwan and Malaysia, and CardinalLizard, which in 2018 increased its interest in Malaysia alongside an existing focus on the Philippines, Russia, and Mongolia. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault commented below.

Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault:

“Asia is certainly a heavily targeted region, but this has been the case for a number of years. It may be that as targeted activity in the West drops off somewhat, by contrast Asian activity seems higher.

By AlienVault’s metrics, we’ve seen North Korean attackers as the most...(continued)

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