Analysis of electronic fraud and suspicious files (malware)
E-fraud and potentially malware-infected file analysis services consist of a series of specialised procedures and tools for identifying and eliminating cyber threats that could affect an organisation or an individual.
Among the services included in the analysis of electronic fraud and files possibly infected with malware are:
- File scanning and analysis: Analysis focuses on detecting and removing malware threats such as viruses, Trojans or spyware. This procedure involves the use of specialized tools that can detect and remove infected files.
- Investigate security incidents: This stage focuses on identifying the causes of security incidents and finding solutions to prevent similar incidents in the future.
- Network traffic analysis: This service involves monitoring network traffic and identifying any suspicious activity that may be related to a cyber threat.
- Phishing analysis: This stage focuses on detecting phishing attacks, in which attackers try to obtain personal information through fake messages or websites.
- Electronic fraud analysis: This stage focuses on identifying fraudulent activity in the electronic environment, such as bank card or online account fraud.
Benefits of e-fraud and possible malware infected files analysis services include:
- Cyber threat identification: These services help organisations detect cyber threats before they cause significant damage.
- Reduce costs: Identifying and eliminating cyber threats can reduce the costs of security incidents.
- Protecting information and assets: e-fraud and potentially malware-infected file analysis services help protect organisations’ information and assets from cyber attacks.
- Improving cyber security: Using these services can help improve organisations’ cyber security capabilities, enabling them to manage security incidents more effectively.
E-fraud and potentially malware-infected file analysis services are essential to protect organisations against cyber threats.
Beyond this information, it is important to identify the type of cyber-attack in terms of the intended target, as there is a big difference between a targeted and a widespread cyber-attack.
The difference between a generalised cyber attack and a targeted cyber attack lies in the way the victims of the attack are selected and targeted.
Widespread cyber-attacks are carried out on a large number of systems and users without a clear target. These attacks generally target known system or user vulnerabilities and are carried out using automated methods such as attaching viruses or sending phishing emails. Thus, widespread attacks generally aim to gain information or access to systems by brute force methods or by exploiting known vulnerabilities.
In contrast, targeted cyber attacks are planned and executed against a specific target, such as an organisation, individual or security system. These attacks often involve carefully researching the target to identify possible vulnerabilities or entry points into the system. Targeted attacks are usually carried out by organised hacking groups or foreign governments and are carried out using advanced hacking methods such as custom exploits or social engineering techniques.
Thus, the main difference between generalised and targeted cyber attacks is that the latter are much more selective and precise in terms of targeting and methods of attack. Targeted attacks are usually more sophisticated and difficult to detect, designed to penetrate selected systems undetected and gain access to sensitive information or to achieve a specific goal, such as sabotaging a system or stealing intellectual property.