Operation Escalation: How Attackers Use Adware to Sell Corporate Assets

  • Friday, 10 Feb 2017 1:00PM EST (10 Feb 2017 18:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: G. Mark Hardy, Israel Barak

In this webinar, you will learn:

- - - 'Why commodity malware should not be dismissed so quickly

- - - 'How attackers can utilize common malware like click-fraud and adware to gain access to your critical assets

- - - 'steps you should take to protect your organization

Commodity malware is often considered a non-targeted threat and disregarded by security professionals. However, Cybereason researchers observed several cases of commodity malware infecting PCs at major companies. The malware evolved into a sophisticated remote access tool that was later sold on the Darknet to groups that would carry out attacks using advanced persistent threats.

Israel Barak, Cybereason CISO, and SANS Certified Instructor G. Mark Hardy discuss how one organization discovered commodity malware in their environment that transformed into a targeted attack.