2019-02-10

Fileless malware

Fileless malware is a generic term usually referring attacks that gain persistency without having an actual file as part of the malicious persistent payload (though delivery can begin from common files like Word/Excel documents, PDFs and other file-based sources).

“Living off the Land” attacks refer to threats that utilize existing operating system executables to bypass whitelisting and security applications to execute and persist malicious code.

Deceptive Bytes’ Active Endpoint Deception solution detects these threats and prevents their execution before the endpoint is damaged or they gain persistency over the system.

Even when Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are whitelisted, the Behavioral engine detects legitimate applications being used for attacks and prevents their execution before any damage occurs, keeping your endpoints safe.