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Email-Based Attacks Made Scary Gains in First Hal

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  This year’s first and second quarters saw a 56 percent increase in email-based attacks that penetrated traditional security mechanisms, the security firm FireEye says in its Advanced Persistent Threat Report, released today. During the first half of the year, the company saw continued increases of malicious infection activity and an intensified danger of email-based attacks as cybercriminals increasingly employ throw-away domains to infiltrate enterprise networks. The report is based on data from the FireEye Malware Protection Cloud, a service powered by thousands of company appliances that observe these interactions. What it means is simple firewalls and anti-virus protection isn’t enough, and relying on signature detection alone is inadequate. FireEye’s data is just the latest in a series of reports that track...