In-browser security specialist Trusteer has published a white paper – Stepping Up the Battle Against Advanced Threats – and which says the endpoint has become the path of least resistance for cybercriminals, allowing hackers to get a firm foothold on enterprise networks.

The firm adds that, against this backdrop, advanced information-stealing malware is now being used as the main tool to enables APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) and similar targeted attacks on enterprises.

According to Trusteer, in a typical phishing attack, cybercriminals send users a message in an attempt to lure users to perform an action that will result in malware infection, credentials theft – or both.

SOURCE: itsecuritypro.co.uk