Wednesday, 18 November 2015

FireEye: Precision Attacks Possible Thanks Analytics

Webanalytics may be used to collect online information to let go then very targeted attacks on those visitors. Such practices to gather information would be even sponsored by certain governments. Claiming security company FireEye in the report pinpointing targets.


According FireEye is information about visitor behavior gathered through more than 100 websites that were hacked and manipulated. Anyone who visits such a site, imperceptibly redirected to a second site where the script WITCHCOVEN in is processed.

This script collects detailed information from the user's computer and install a "super cookie" to track the visitor. The information from the computer used according FireEye for later use very targeted exploits that work on those specific configuration and software of the user.

No comments:

Post a Comment