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Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius>New Form of Malware on the Rise: Over 100 Telecoms, Banks and Govt. Organisations Under Attack by the Fileless Malware

New Form of Malware on the Rise: Over 100 Telecoms, Banks and Govt. Organisations Under Attack by the Fileless Malware


Researchers have discovered that hackers are resorting to the use of file-less malware programs to gain stealth access to the systems of organizations. This new form of attack does not only have severe consequences but is also a new threat in the cyber space. The malware is a new form of malware that manages to hide within a computer system and successfully escapes detection. Conventionally, cyber security experts could detect malware in any system because malware programs usually depend on the hard drives of computers for their operation. Thus, anti-malware programs can detect malware by scanning all the files that are on the hard drive of a device. However, this new form of malware does not depend on the files on the hard drive of a device for its survival. In practice, the malware hides in the kernel of RAM of a device. Usually, users do not know how to access these areas of a device. Therefore, this new form of malware can remain in a device for a long time, giving the hackers unfettered access to a device and the system to which the device is connected. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have pointed out that hackers are using this new type of malware to attack the systems of banking institutions across the world specifically. The hackers stealthily use file-less malware to gain deeper access to the systems in use.
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