The growth in the use of fileless or zero-footprint attacks is alarming. And while they seem to have been targeted at corporate networks so far, they will spread wider.
Fileless attacks do not rely on installing new software but use legitimate applications in the OS. An advanced volatile threat (AVT) does not write itself onto the hard drive but stays in the memory and is deleted once the system is reset. And it can be paired with other malware types to deliver multiple payloads.
All this means that regular anti-virus tools are less likely to become more successful. So what can be done to mitigate the likelihood of becoming a victim to a fileless attack? Read more