Research carried out by MWR InfoSecurity, supported by CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), has revealed current and new techniques being used by cyber criminals to steal sensitive information from companies.
Amongst these techniques, researchers have found that it is possible to exfiltrate a large amount of information through a number of popular websites such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and LinkedIn.
MWR works with companies that are under constant threat or have been compromised, and has both skilled (white hat) attackers and defenders with experience in understanding the methods and strategies of advanced attackers. The company identified a number of methods currently being used to steal sensitive data.
In order to complete the research, MWR extrapolated business and technology trends as well as techniques attackers are just beginning to use, and identified new methods that may be used to steal data in the future.
Modern networks are becoming increasingly complex, meaning that there will always be routes that an attacker can take to access sensitive data. In the whitepapers, MWR details what organisations can do to better protect themselves.
Supported by CPNI, MWR has published two whitepapers – one paper for senior executives giving a high level overview of the work and the other, a detailed guide for implementers.