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Malware hits businesses 20 to 60 times an hour, say researchers
ComputerWeekly News – by Warwick Ashford
Advanced cyber attacks hit businesses 20 times an hour on average, according to researchers at security firm FireEye.
This indicates just how pervasive advanced malware capable of evading traditional security defences has become, according to the firm’s latest advanced threat report.
Data gathered from 89 million malware events, along with direct intelligence uncovered by the research team, shows that many cyber attacks routinely bypass traditional defences such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, anti-virus and security gateways.
While enterprises experience a malware event up to once every three minutes on average, the report said the rate of malware activity varies acrossindustries, with technology companies experiencing the highest volume at up to one event a minute.