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Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

Maria Korolov | June 24, 2015
The average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than other industries

"Malware authors have been testing this technique since the start of the year, adjusting focus from industry to industry," he said.

They're tweaking the initial payload, the realism of the typo domains, and adapting their techniques as they go along.

"They're experimenting with industries that are not their primary target," he said.

In addition to keeping an eye out for these sorts of attacks, Leonard suggested that banks increase their degree of cooperation with their peers, industry groups, and government agencies.

 

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