Who needs malware? IBM says most hackers just PowerShell through boxes now, leaving little in the way of footprints
February 26, 2019
A company’s internal network, once compromised, is now more likely to be ransacked by automated scripts than a piece of malware.
This according to researchers with IBM’s X-Force, who found that in 2018 just 43 per cent of the attacks it analyzed utilized any sort of locally installed files. Rather, the hackers utilized PowerShell scripts to execute their dirty deeds in memory without significantly touching file systems, if at all.
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