Over 90 percent of endpoint security incidents involve legitimate binaries

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Cybercriminals use a variety of tactics to cloak their activity and that includes using trusted tools, like PowerShell, to retrieve and execute malicious code from remote sources. A new report from eSentire reveals that 91 percent of endpoint incidents detected in Q1 2018 involved known, legitimate binaries. “eSentire Threat Intelligence data shows heavy use of legitimate Microsoft binaries, such as PowerShell and mshta.exe, popular tools for downloading and executing malicious code in the initial stages of a malware infection,” says Eldon Sprickerhoff, founder and chief security strategist, eSentire. “PowerShell can also be leveraged by adversaries to reduce their on-disk footprint…

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