Sophos Security Insights: Malware game more simple than it appears?

Money behind malwareOver the past 15 years, malware has become far more sophisticated, and the cybercrime black market is now big business. But is the malware game really much simpler than it appears?

Over at the Sophos Security Insights blog on Dark Reading, our expert blogger Maxim Weinstein writes that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to Maxim, there are only three fundamental ways malware works to compromise users: exploiting a vulnerability, compromising user credentials, and/or tricking the user (social engineering).

“Fortunately, as security professionals, we already know how to defend against these three hacks, even if we don’t always give them the attention they deserve,” Maxim writes.

Of course, the idea that these three tactics are “simple” does not necessarily mean protection against them is easy to achieve. That’s why at Sophos we try to make our products intuitive and simple to manage.

You can click over to Dark Reading for the full post to find out what’s really important for security professionals to think about.

And if you’re interested in learning more about malware and cybercrime, we’ve got a few whitepapers for you to check out, written by our own security experts:

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