Hunting for malware is a lot like trying to keep a garden from being choked by weeds. Every once in a great while, different types of weeds may cross-pollinate to create a new strain. For the most part, however, cybersecurity professionals are familiar with most of the malware they discover. In fact, most of that malware, much like weeds in a garden, arrives in much the same way.
A report this week from Malwarebytes, a provider of endpoint security tools, details the extent of the challenge cybersecurity professionals routinely face. The WannaCry ransomware attack that devasted so many organizations is now two years old. It turns out, however, more recent attacks such as EternalBlue and EternalRomance are exploiting the same weaknesses.
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.