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New Infographic Portrays Motives And Methods Of The Three Most Dangerous Types Of Hackers

WatchGuard depicts personas of the bad guys behind latest cybersecurity breaches

SEATTLE, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today released an infographic profiling three notorious, headlining categories of hackers posing the largest threats to today's businesses. Between a recent breach that enabled hackers to steal money from ATMs, cyber espionage claims against China and denial of service (DoS) attacks on financial institutions, businesses of all sizes are concerned about the security of their own networks and wondering who is behind these attacks.

The infographic, titled "The Three Bad Guys Behind the Latest Cyber-Security Attacks," seeks to better educate businesses and consumers on the motives and methods used by the variety of hackers posing the largest threat to cyber security.

"We no longer live in a world of fame-seeking hackers, script kiddies, and cyber criminals--there are some new kids on the block. It's important to understand these motive and profile changes, since they dictate what each type of hacker is ultimately after, whom they target, and how they tend to do business," said Corey Nachreiner, director of security strategy at WatchGuard, in a recent blog post. "Knowing these things can be the key to helping your understand which of your resources and assets need the most protection, and how you might protect them."

The three most common hackers - hacktivists, cyber criminals and nation states - are depicted in the infographic as characters with unique attributes. Each personification of the hacker personalities further illustrates the personalities and preferences of those behind some of the most recent and newsworthy cyber-attacks.

To view the infographic, please visit:

http://www.watchguard.com/tips-resources/hacker-profiles.asp.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been a global leader of business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, Best-in-Class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of Smart Firewalls provides; smart security through seamless integration of multiple security services; smart management by providing a single console for deploying and maintaining services; and smart performance to ensure that customers of all sizes can securely operate at the pace of business. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

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