Cybercrime groups “now potentially have the ability to sabotage or gain control of [operational] systems should it decide to do so”, warns Sherif El-Nabawi, senior director of systems engineering at Symantec APAC.
Capable of comprising targeted organisations through a variety of methods, these groups are able to steal credentials to traverse targeted networks and have a range of malware tools available to it, some of which appear to have been custom developed.
Read the full article titled “Sophisticated Cyberattackers Target Western Energy Sector” to uncover the ways in which networks are compromised and how businesses can secure themselves against such experienced threats.
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This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “Sophisticated Cyberattackers Target Western Energy Sector” published in The Business Times on 4 October, 2017.