Asia Pacific is more likely to be targeted by advanced cyber attacks compared to the world as a whole, according to a recent research. Also Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
FireEye Labs said that while attention-seeking hackers are trying to attract as much press as possible, organized and resourceful cyber criminals and nation-state threat actors are capable of more advanced attacks meant to steal information or sabotage critical infrastructure, and can often go unnoticed for long periods of time. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
According to the report, the most often-targeted by advanced attackers in Asia were financial services, national government, high-tech, chemicals, manufacturing, mining, services, consulting, higher education, telecom, energy, utilities, petroleum, entertainment/media, and sub-national and local government.
FireEye Labs list of the top 10 most targeted countries in Asia during the past year are:
- South Korea
- Hong Kong