CHAPTER 1

MALWARE PROPAGATION

Malware Is Still King

We are close to the end of the second decade of our new millennium, and we are still seeing an explosion of techniques, tools, platforms, and capabilities that most were surprised to see a decade ago. Since our first edition, the landscape has changed a great deal in terms of the techniques used, but, surprisingly, much has remained flat when it comes to methods of infection. Criminals have riddled networks with new concepts, campaigns, and tools that have boggled the minds of millions around the world. Several new variants of threats have shaped and brought us to where we are today. Employers have grown increasingly nervous about the morning news headlines, as the possibility of being breached ...

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