Friday, September 24, 2021

Savviest hackers from Eastern Europe: Researcher

IT security news reports are sometimes dominated by stories that focus on Asian-based cyber-security threats. But this story looks into an opinion piece from Trend Micro vice-president Tom Kellermann saying hackers from Eastern Europe are the biggest threats.
 
 
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Kellermann analyzes the patterns of malware from the two geographies and concludes East European hackers lean towards custom-built, highly complex malware; East Asian hackers use more off-the-shelf malware and simpler techniques.

It’s an insightful argument and the original paper should be read by IT security staff. However, the bottom line is no matter where malware comes from, be prepared.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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