The late August news from JPMorgan Chase rocked the world of info security when the huge money center bank reported it had been breached, apparently by hackers who were said to be affiliated with a nation state.
Carl Herberger, a vice president with Israel-based security company Radware, insisted the fight against APT is a dynamic struggle and the enemy is continuously honing its skills.
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News reports of suspected attacks against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other banks, serve as an important reminder for financial institutions of all sizes to ramp-up their security efforts, especially to guard against phishing attacks.
The attackers, presumably located in Russia, are said to have stolen large amounts of sensitive data from the systems of the targeted organizations. The level of sophistication indicates that the cyberattacks could be the work of a foreign government, and the FBI is reportedly trying to determine if the incidents are a form of retaliation for the sanctions against Russia over its support of rebels in Ukraine.
“In the world of globalization, we will continue to see that for every real world government action, there will be a cyber reaction,” said Carl Herberger, vice president of security solutions at Radware
"Heartbleed was a very powerful story because it was so endemic to IT operations and not so easy to deal with," said Carl Herberger, vice president of security solutions at Radware.”