Trends in Malware
Like any other technology, malware is growing increasingly sophisticated. Malware authors seek to make their tools undetectable. Virtually every known offensive technique has been incorporated into malware to make it more difficult to defend against. While it is rare to see completely new techniques appear first in malware, malware authors are quick to adopt new techniques once they are made public, and quick to adapt in the face of new defensive techniques.
Malware authors often seek to deliver several components in a single malware payload. Such additional components can include kernel level drivers designed to hide the presence of the malware, and malware client and server components to handle data exfiltration ...