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
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Google's new See No Evil policy......
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-2021-24368
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-20
The Quiz And Survey Master – Best Quiz, Exam and Survey Plugin WordPress plugin before 7.1.18 did not sanitise or escape its result_id parameter when displaying an existing quiz result page, leading to a reflected Cross-Site Scripting issue. This c...
CVE-2021-31664
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
RIOT-OS 2021.01 before commit 44741ff99f7a71df45420635b238b9c22093647a contains a buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-33185
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS contains a buffer overflow in the set_range test in TestBitmap which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-33186
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS in test-crypto.cpp contains a stack buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-31272
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS before commit 3844e8569689dd476064a0759d704bc64fb3ca2c contains a directory traversal vulnerability in tar/unzip that may lead to command execution or privilege escalation.