Malware has truly evolved during the last couple of years. Its potential for financial and network based abuse was quickly realized, and thus, tactics changed, consolidation between different
parties occurred, and the malware scene became overly monetized, with its services available on demand.
What are the driving forces behind the rise of malware? Who’s behind it, and what tactics do they use? How are vendors responding, and what should organizations, researchers, and end users keep in mind for the upcoming future? These and many other questions will be discussed in this article, combining security experience, business logic, a little bit of psychology, market trends, and personal chats with knowledgeable folks from the industry.
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