Following the recent news of a new malware which is able to sniff out that it currently resides on a virtual machine, Gavin Millard,  Technical Director EMEA at Tenable Network Security commented below.

Gavin Millard, Technical Director EMEA  at Tenable Network Security:

Gavin-Millard“This new form of malware isn’t anything vastly different to what researchers have been observing for the last few years since sandboxing technology became popular. Most advanced malware has the ability to deploy a multitude of methods to trick heuristic engines and sandboxes in order to thwart detection.

“It’s an interesting approach, though, something that will adapt over time as the sandbox vendors move to address the issue.”

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