Cybercrime

Attacks with Exploits: From Everyday Threats to Targeted Campaigns

Provided by Kaspersky Lab

Category Cybercrime

Type Analyst Report

Length 15

Publish Date April 24 2017

Date posted December 12 2017

Overview

Malicious threat actors often rely on exploits and vulnerabilities to attack organisations and infect their systems with malware. Luckily, exploits can be patched however, if organisations fail to undertake this task on a regular basis, their networks are left vulnerable to cybercriminals who can use them to their advantage without necessarily notifying the target. This report from Kaspersky examines the top exploits and the most vulnerable programmes from 2015-16 to raise awareness about the importance of monitoring corporate applications and regularly performing software updates.

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