In the digital age, businesses face many challenges, one of which is managing sensitive information. With the increasing number of ways that cybercriminals can steal data, it is important to be aware of the different types of attacks used against businesses. We'll be taking a look at lesser known type of malware, known as "fileless malware", coming up next ....

Virus infected files are probably one of the more familiar techniques used by hackers to gain entry to systems. However, files are not the only attack vector used by hackers trying to steal your sensitive data. There are new emerging threats that can install malicious software without infecting any files at all. Here are 3 fileless malware infection strategies that hackers are using to infect systems.

Number 1: Windows registry manipulation – Hackers can exploit Windows systems by adding PowerShell scripts to the system registry. These attacks can be triggered by malicious website links. The exploits can trick normal Windows processes into executing code without the user's knowledge. This can allow attackers to gain control of a system and wreak havoc.

Number 2: Memory code injection - Memory code injection is a type of malware that hides in the memory of legitimate apps and processes. These fileless attacks take advantage of programs like Java and browser-based exploits to gain entry and run malicious code on a target computer. Once inside, the malware can distribute and re-inject itself into other critical processes, making it difficult to remove.

Number 3: Script-based - These attacks usually take the form of malicious scripts, such as JavaScript or VBScript, that are embedded into malicious websites. When these scripts are executed, they can allow attackers to gain access to the system and execute code without the user's knowledge.

The increasing popularity of fileless malware attacks makes it important to have a security solution in place that can detect and protect against these threats. Our team of dedicated IT experts can help you quickly recover from these types of attacks. If you need help with keeping your data safe and secure, give us a call, we're glad to help.

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