We're all used to hearing about malware threats, with new variants of existing malware families appearing on a seemingly daily basis. What is far less common though is a totally new threat appearing, especially one that has apparently been operating unchallenged since 2008. Research published by Symantec describes just this; a new "ground breaking and almost peerless" malware threat known as Regin.
Since the mid 90's, the internet has had a profound impact on our personal and business lives. It's transformed how we communicate, how we shop, even how we heat our homes. In an enterprise setting, the internet is the lifeblood of the organization, the engine which keeps everything moving. And yet the World Wide Web, on which we've come to depend, can also pose a significant threat if we don’t take the appropriate steps to mitigate its risks.
Last month, Symantec’s senior VP for information security described antivirus as “dead”, estimating that antivirus now catches just 45% of cyber attacks.