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How Retro Malware Feeds the New Threat Wave
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/13/2014 | 4:41:37 PM
Re: What's old is new
So true, Anthony. Everyone is looking for the best ROI -- good guys and bad guys alike. 
adibello
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adibello,
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10/13/2014 | 4:31:52 PM
Re: What's old is new
As you suggest @Sara, it's always more cost effective to reuse proven code where possible than to create new code from scratch, using new vulnerabilities or obfuscation techniques to successfully inject such code into the enterprise to your point @Marilyn. The folks creating and selling malware are just as organized and budget conscious as their white hat counterparts, looking to leverage methods which offer the greatest return on investment wherever they can.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/7/2014 | 7:54:32 AM
Re: What's old is new
I like your fashion analogy, @Sara. I'm the last person to comment on fashion trends, but to take it the analogy one step further, whenever a retro style comes back into vogue, there seems to always be some new twist that makes your old garb not quite the right look or feel. So it seems with retro malware. It's familiar but yet new enough that existing antimalware and practices won't be effective...
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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10/6/2014 | 4:34:09 PM
What's old is new
Well cybercrime is rather fashionable these days; why shouldn't it follow the same rules that the fashion/beauty industry does? Do you think that attackers simply wait until we let our guard down, to start using the old stuff we've stopped looking for? The whole "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," approach? I'm not entirely certain, though, why that's preferable. I suppose it's cheaper. You don't have to go invest in brand new malware toolkits and such. 


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