Carbon Black Threat Report: Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware Take Center Stage in 2016
Non-Malware Attacks and Ransomware
Instances of non-malware attacks leveraging PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) grew throughout 2016. Such attacks spiked by more than 90% in the second quarter of this year (+93.2%) and have stayed at escalated levels since.
According to Carbon Black data, attackers are holding data for ransom at an alarming rate and are continuing to deploy attacks across every industry. In conjunction with the rise of ransomware and the continued ubiquity of mass malware, attackers are increasingly utilizing non-malware attacks in an attempt to remain undetected and persistent on organizations’ enterprises.