Cyber Security Tip #31
October is not only National Cyber Security Awareness Month; it’s also the time to celebrate Halloween, bringing to mind scary things that are merely figments of our imagination. In the digital world, however, there are many scary things that are not figments of our imagination that we should in fact be worried about.
Here are some examples:
• In the cyber world we have Gh0st, an infamous piece of malware that is commonly used by threat actors to remotely access a target and assume complete control.
• Unlike the make-believe zombies you see in the movies, cyber zombies are real. In the online world, a zombie is a machine compromised with malware and controlled by a hacker. Zombies can send spam, launch denial-of-service attacks and infect other machines.
• The Frankenstein malware takes small pieces of software from trusted programs and stitches them together, making the resulting malware undetectable.