M-Trends Asia Pacific: Organizations Must Improve at Detecting and Responding to Breaches

Since 2010, Mandiant, a FireEye company, has presented trends,
statistics and case studies of some of the largest and most
sophisticated cyber attacks. In February 2016, we released our annual
global M-Trends®
based on data from the breaches we responded to in 2015.
Now, we are releasing M-Trends
Asia Pacific
, our first report to focus on this very diverse and
dynamic region.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Most breaches in the Asia Pacific region never became public.
    Most governments and industry-governing bodies are without
    effective breach disclosure laws, although this is slowly
  • The median time of discovery of an attack was 520 days after the
    initial compromise.
    This is 374 days longer than the global
    median of 146 days.
  • Mandiant was engaged by many organizations that have already
    conducted forensic investigations (internally or using third
    parties), but failed to eradicate the attackers from their
    These efforts sometimes made matters worse by
    destroying or damaging the forensic evidence needed to understand
    the full extent of a breach or to attribute activity to a specific
    threat actor.
  • Some attacker tools were used to almost exclusively target
    organizations within APAC.
    In April 2015, we uncovered the
    malicious efforts of APT30, a suspected China-based threat group
    that has exploited the networks of governments and organizations
    across the region, targeting highly sensitive political, economic
    and military information.

Download M-Trends
Asia Pacific
to learn more.

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