Researches From FortiGuard Labs Predict That IoT Attacks And New Evasion Techniques Are Coming This 2016! (Press Release)
|Researches from FortiGuard Labs predict that IoT attacks and new evasion techniques are coming this 2016!|
The top cyber security trends for 2016 includes:
Attack On Cloud and Virtualized Infrastructure - The Venom vulnerability that surfaced this year gave a hint about the potential for malware to escape from a hypervisor and access the host operating system in a virtualized environment. Growing reliance on virtualization and both private and hybrid clouds will make these kinds of attacks even more fruitful for cybercriminals. At the same time, because so many apps access cloud-based systems, mobile devices running compromised apps can potentially provide a vector for remotely attacking public and private clouds and corporate networks to which they are connected.
New Techniques That Thwart Forensic Investigations and Hide Evidence of Attacks - Rombertik garnered significant attention in 2015 as one of the first major pieces of "blastware" in the wild. But while blastware is designed to destroy and disable a system when it is detected (and FortiGuard predicts the continued use of this type of malware), "ghostware" is designed to erase the indicators of compromise that many security system are designed to detect. Thus, it can be very difficult for organization to track the extent of data loss associated with an attack.
Malware That Can Evade Even Advanced Sanboxing Techniques - Many organization have turned to sandboxing to detect hidden or unknown malware by observing the behavior of suspicious files at runtime. Two-faced malware, though, behaves normally while under inspection and then delivers a malicious payload once it has been passed by a sandbox. This can prove quite challenging to detect but can also interfere with threat intelligence mechanisms that rely on sandbox rating systems.
As Derek Manky, global security strategist for Fortinet explained, "Fortiguard Labs was formed over a decade ago to monitor and detect the latest threats, zero days, and emerging malware to provide the best possible protection for our customers. We leverage our incredible visibility into global threat landscape to develop actionable threat intelligence, allowing us to respond quickly to new threats."
Ken Xie, Fortinet founder and CEO, also noted that "As we look ahead at the threats associated with our increasing connectedness and proliferation of new devices, Fortinet is committed to delivering uncompromising security and further enhancing our solutions to meet both the current and future needs of our customers.