Webroot Unveils Nastiest Malware of 2018
Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company, highlights the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organizations and consumers alike. With the threat landscape constantly evolving, the need for cybersecurity education and tools to prevent attacks has never been more vital.
Nastiest Malware & Payloads in 2018:
Botnets & Banking Trojans – Botnets and banking Trojans are the most commonly seen type of malware, with Emotet being the most prevalent and persistent seen to date.
1. Emotet is this year’s nastiest botnet that delivers banking Trojans. It aspires to increase the number of zombies in its spam botnet, with a concentration on credential gathering. Threat actors have recently developed a universal plug and play (UPnP) module that allows Emotet to turn victims’ routers into potential proxy nodes for their command-and-control infrastructure.
2. Trickbot follows a similar attack plan, but contains additional modules (with more added each day) and has even been seen dropping ransomware. Imagine all of the machines in your network being encrypted at once!
3. Zeus Panda has similar functionality to Trickbot, but has more interesting distribution methods including macro-enabled Word documents, exploit kits and even compromised remote monitoring and management services. ..Read More..