Lastline Report Finds Evasive Threats On The Rise

An Interesting article from Dark reading on Evasive Malware :  SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lastline, Inc., a new provider of active malware defense solutions for businesses, has released a new report, “The Security Threat of Evasive Malware,” that looks at how malware authors are able to exploit the limited visibility of automated malware analysis systems (sandboxes) and ensure that targeted attacks and zero day exploits remain successful. The report concludes that the use of stalling codes is resulting in a growing trend of evasive threats.

“Malware authors have been using evasive techniques for years, and those techniques are becoming more and more complex,” said Chris Kruegel, Chief Scientist at Lastline. “It’s a game of cat and mouse as once a solution to an evasive threat is discovered, the malware authors go back to the drawing board and find another way to avoid detection.”

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