Hackers are phishing for the source code of numerous tech companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and Adobe, for use in future advanced, targeted attacks.
Delivering a keynote at MIRcon in Washington DC, FireEye CEO David Dewalt said that the firm has detected an alarming spike in attacks targeting technology companies. He said that hackers are focused on high value targets and one of the most breached areas it sees is high tech.
“Using malicious email, using web, using mobile applications they’re trying to lure [victims] to a credential-stealing tool. The amount of activity we see going for the big technology platforms – Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Oracle – is huge.”
Dewalt said that the news is disturbing as developments in the cyber crime and state-sponsored hacking community mean that the attacks are becoming increasingly effective.
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