Malware is Constantly Evolving
New generation malware can silently infect the end user, stealing account credentials unnoticed or silently hijacking secure sessions. Criminals are constantly changing their malware techniques, which makes reliance on endpoint malware detection, prevention and protection alone futile. Successful malware protection services must address the following capabilities:
- A decreasing quantity of signature-based detection rates
- An increasing number of Malware families, with many emerging variants and generations (ZeuS trojan, Spyeye etc)
- The ability to quickly detect the Malware
- An increased level of advancement and sophistication on the part of criminals
- The possibility of zero day attacks
- The exploitation of endpoint vulnerabilities, such as blended threats, multiple injection points and vectors
When you couple these threats with the fact that end users are increasingly relying on multiple devices that are outside your control, it’s not hard to see why malware has become such a predominant threat across the business community.
Common behaviour for a Malware attack
Stage 1 – the infection
In order to infiltrate the customer, the criminal will design and deploy their software package to be downloaded by the consumer by wrapping it inside of something that resembles legitimate software for a known or common brand.
Stage 2 – command & control
As the attack evolves or the criminals attempts to evade detection or removal, they make use of centralised command centres to re-route the destination of the information they are harvesting.
Stage 3 – the drop-zone
The net result of this whole activity for the criminal is the successful acquisition of personal or financial details they have harvested during the attack. The drop-zone is the location that all of this data is routed to. There are often multiple drop-zones to avoid detection or mitigate losses from their detection or removal.
Kill Malware at its Source
FraudWatch realizes that the best malware protection involves disrupting the back-end infrastructure associated with the malware, namely the control and command server and credential drop sites, rendering the infected malware inoperable. FraudWatch uses a variety of anti-malware security and malware prevention tools, including our own state-of-the-art, proprietary anti-malware software, to stop perpetrators in their tracks.
The Costs of Malware
Malware can be extremely destructive to your company brand. Without active monitoring and detection an effective malware campaign can generate:
- Large financial losses
- Negative and harmful publicity against the brand
- Instill mistrust of the brand
How does FraudWatch International deal with Malware?
FraudWatch International focuses on removing all components of a malware attack which in turn renders the malware as non-functional.
We proactively monitor using our proprietary tools and take down this content through technical and human interaction with a worldwide network of providers.
Our takedown times are world-class which results in less time that your brand is being exposed to criminal misuse.
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