> Damballa > Behind Today's Cyber ThreatInstallation Lifecycle
 

Behind Today's Cyber ThreatInstallation Lifecycle

White Paper Published By: Damballa
Damballa
Published:  Nov 13, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  8 pages

The distribution and installation of malicious and unauthorized software has evolved consistently throughout the 21st Century. The evolutionary path from annoying viruses, to destructive malware and on to financially driven crimeware, is well documented and can even be traced through the parallel evolution of technologies designed to counter each aspect of the then contemporary threat.

This paper examines the advancements of legacy malware installation techniques and those currently employed by professional cybercriminals. By understanding the modern crimeware installation lifecycle and exposing the reasoning behind each criminal tactic, organizations under the crosshairs of their attackers will better appreciate the limitations of the security technologies they currently deploy and will ideally be armed with the intelligence they need to develop more robust protection plans and incident response handling strategies.










Tags : 
advanced threats, apt, advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, advanced malware, command-and-control, c&c, dropper, call-back, virtual analysis, zero-day threats, tdl4, stuxnet, spyeye, zeus, malware detection, cyber attacks, cybersecurity, cyber threats, cyber espionage

We use technologies such as cookies to understand how you use our site and to provide a better user experience. This includes personalizing content, using analytics and improving site operations. We may share your information about your use of our site with third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You can change your cookie settings as described here at any time, but parts of our site may not function correctly without them. By continuing to use our site, you agree that we can save cookies on your device, unless you have disabled cookies.
I Accept