Malware variants are a big problem – but finding them doesn’t have to be
Malware — malicious code that disrupts service, steals sensitive information, or gains access to private systems — is responsible for almost 40% of all breaches according to the 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon. To avoid financial and reputation losses when you’ve identified malware in your organization’s environment, response time is critical. You need to know what systems are impacted so you can immediately remediate them.
Because attackers are continually creating multiple variants to bypass defenses created for the original malware, you also need to quickly identify variants as they evolve. In fact, the Center for Internet Security reports that in 2022, the top 10 malware variants comprised 69% of total malware activity.