A New Trend in Malware: LOLBins and Fileless Attacks | Secure Cloud Backup Software | Nordic Backup

A stereotypical malware attack uses malicious macros or executables to deliver a payload onto a device. Anti-malware systems stop these files from executing by first scanning them and then quarantining them if anti-malware detects malicious binaries. Attackers are always finding new ways to avoid anti-malware systems, and their new way of avoiding detection is the use of a new technique called “living off the land” binaries or LOLBins. These attacks deliver an initial innocuous file to a user and then use native binaries already installed on the device to retrieve the malicious content.

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