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Malware Evasion Techniques - Living off the Land

This is the second of a series of blog posts covering some of the more common evasion techniques used by malware developers. Feel free to visit the first post dealing for what is arguably the most . . .

 

Malware Evasion Techniques - Sandbox Evasion

Modern malware doesn't break out and wreak havoc the moment it lands in your network. Instead, upon establishing a beachhead, it usually implements a series of evasive techniques in order to remain . . .

 

MyloBot 2022 – Evasive botnet that just sends extortion emails?

MyloBot was first detected in 2018 and was one of the most evasive Botnets at the time.  According to various reports, it incorporated different techniques such as: 

 

Minerva’s Anti-Evasion Platform Working with Windows Defender Antivirus

Minerva’s solution augments antivirus or EPP solutions without interfering or overlapping with their functionality.

 

PREVENTED! An active malware campaign using emails distributes RTF files that carry a widespread exploit. Patch at your own pace

All of Minerva customers are fully protected from this campaign as from many other Office vulnerabilities even if their systems were not patched yet – regardless of their Office Suite version and . . .

 

Attackers Insert Themselves into the Email Conversation to Spread Malware

The “never get gifts from strangers” rule applies for suspicious email attachments as well as enterprises and SMBs alike educate their employees about the dangers lurking in cyberspace.

 

Legally Dangerous Attackers

Malicious actors are consistently and persistently looking for new avenues to compromise sensitive data and they’ve found one such entry through legal firms.

 

How can malware authors determine whether their tools will be detected by antivirus solutions

Malware authors work rigorously to ensure their creations will go undetected by security defenses. Though some adversaries engage in their own hands-on testing, many of them turn to third-party . . .

 

Deconstructing Fileless Attacks into 4 Underlying Techniques

How can we turn discussions about the vague notion of fileless attacks into constructive, specific conversations?

 

How Fileless Malware Infections Start

The notion of fileless attacks describes incidents where adversaries avoid writing malicious code to disk, aiming to operate solely in memory and abuse features of applications and the OS.

 

Minerva’s Anti-Evasion Platform as Part of the McAfee Ecosystem

What drives two endpoint security vendors to work together? The recognition that customers will benefit from the unique advantages of each company’s technologies.

 

How Minerva’s Anti-Evasion Platform Fits into Your Incident Response Process

Investigating a suspicious security event on the endpoint and responding to a possible infection can be stressful and time-consuming. Was it a false alarm? Did the threat succeed at penetrating . . .

 
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