Posted by Martijn Grooten on Mar 28, 2017
Over the last few years, we have seen a sharp increase in 'fileless' infections, where a machine is compromised without a malicious file ever being written to disk. Though not impossible to detect and prevent, they do require a security product.
In a paper entitled "One-click fileless infection" presented at VB2016 in Denver, Symantec researchers Himanshu Anand and Chastine Menrige discuss fileless malware infections in general and one kind in particular, where it meets one-click fraud to become one-click fileless infection: an infection where a single click is enough for a device to become infected, and no malicious file is written to disk.
The programme for VB2017, which will take place 4-6 October in Madrid, Spain, will be published next month. Registration for the conference will also open in April.