Malware Behavior & Implementation Strategies: Forms of Malware Attacks & Their Effects

Contributed by Andrew L. Ramirez

The fight against the latest malware on both client and server side attacks hasn’t ever been as crucial as it is today. Nowadays, the malware we encounter and are actively seeing in our networks and computers are becoming more and more sophisticated and are adapting to the counter measures that are being taken against them. Malware comes in many forms that all affect systems differently. In recent events, IBM Security recently warned banks and their commercial customers that hackers are using a variant of Dyre, christened “The Dyre Wolf.” To attack online banking systems (Kitten, 2015). This particular form of malware targets banking institutions but more specifically their back-end systems and online-banking platforms.

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