Malware becoming Overwhelmingly Polymorphic

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 03, 2016 07:30 pm PST

Malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) have become overwhelmingly polymorphic, with 97 percent of malware morphing to become unique to a specific endpoint device, according to a report from security specialist Webroot. Travis Smith, senior security researcher at Tripwire have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Travis Smith, Senior Security Research Engineer for Tripwire :

“Attackers have learned that they need to adapt to their surroundings to avoid detection. Their adaption techniques include both polymorphic code as well as the ability to randomize the IP address of their command and control servers.  It is important as defenders to have the ability to adapt to the attackers’ techniques as well by focusing on their tactics and techniques rather than the tools of their trade.

Adopting threat intelligence is one tool organizations have at their disposal to anticipate the attackers’ next moves.  This is why it’s important to share threat intelligence with those within your market. Attackers will typically target a specific business type, such as retail or hospitals, in an attack campaign. If a competitor is breached, chances are your organization may be next; or worse, your organization may have already been breached.”[/su_note]

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