Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
30% of Q4 Malware was New or Zero-Day
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
HardenStance
50%
50%
HardenStance,
User Rank: Strategist
3/31/2017 | 4:31:33 PM
New ?
I'm not about to dispute that traditional AV misses a good amount of malware.

The proposition that a "30%" failure rate is a realiable benchmark for a universal catch-all benchmark for "traditional AV" - whatever that is nowadays - sounds pretty high to me.

And that "30%" is "new"? "Zero-day" ?

Presumably that 30% includes stuff with the tiniest of code deviations from a long established malware family? Is that really 'new' ?

There's certainly the core of a decent case here. I'm good with that.

Seems to me there's a bit of 'amplification' going on as well, though.

 

 

 
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
3/31/2017 | 3:15:42 PM
Level 3's Chris Richter's take.
I recently chitchatted with Level 3's SVP of Global Security Services, Chris Richter, about this very issue in the enterprise cloud context.

He very readily noted that "From a cloud service provider perspective, the one thing they really need to be wary of, and very cognizant of, is that most of the breaches that occurred last year -- the big, big breaches -- did not involve malware at all. They didn't involve any fancy cutting-edge brilliantly written malicious code. It was all mostly zero-day vulnerabilities that the perpetrators were able to take advantage of. In these virtualized cloud environments, that still remains a huge risk, and the cloud operators need to stay ahead. They need to stay ahead of vulnerabilities and they need to have a Plan B should a zero-day attack happen."

He went on to point out the brisk business that zero-day vulnerabilities have on the black market and gray market -- and that many of the WikiLeaks vulnerabilties had already been long-known to the hacker community.


Commentary
Cyberattacks Are Tailored to Employees ... Why Isn't Security Training?
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of Tessian,  6/17/2021
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
7 Powerful Cybersecurity Skills the Energy Sector Needs Most
Pam Baker, Contributing Writer,  6/22/2021
News
Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/15/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-35210
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Contao 4.5.x through 4.9.x before 4.9.16, and 4.10.x through 4.11.x before 4.11.5, allows XSS. It is possible to inject code into the tl_log table that will be executed in the browser when the system log is called in the back end.
CVE-2021-27649
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Use after free vulnerability in file transfer protocol component in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) before 6.2.3-25426-3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-29084
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Improper neutralization of special elements in output used by a downstream component ('Injection') vulnerability in Security Advisor report management component in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) before 6.2.3-25426-3 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-29085
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Improper neutralization of special elements in output used by a downstream component ('Injection') vulnerability in file sharing management component in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) before 6.2.3-25426-3 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-29086
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-23
Exposure of sensitive information to an unauthorized actor vulnerability in webapi component in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) before 6.2.3-25426-3 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.