2017 — the year malware became evasive

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While 2017 saw enhancements in defenses — such as the use of artificial intelligence — it also demonstrated that cyber criminals continue to find their way around defensive measures with new evasion techniques. Anti-evasion software specialist Minerva Labs has released its Year in Review report, which takes an in-depth look at the approaches used by common malware families to bypass anti-malware tools, including antivirus and analysis sandboxes. Among the findings are that exploit kits, which target vulnerabilities in client-side software of website visitors remained an effective attack vector in 2017. Of the campaigns tested 99 percent were evasive either in…

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