Southeast Asia: An Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape
This report by Fireeye Threat Intelligence from March 2015 describes malware detected at commercial and government entities across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, and Brunei. It also discusses advanced threat groups behind many of these attacks and their unique motives in this region.
The key findings of the report are:
From July to December 2014, FireEye products helped 29 percent of the company’s customers in Southeast Asia detect malware used by APT groups and other actors targeting their networks.
Southeast Asian companies regularly attract the interest of cyber spies and criminals looking to steal information about the region’s growing industry sectors—energy, telecommunications, high-tech, transportation, and finance.
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea drive cyber espionage activity in Southeast Asia. Both government and private industries are targets of threat actors seeking to steal information in these disputes.