“This malware displays the characteristics we would expect to see from an advanced, well resourced, and focused adversary,” said Mike Morris, root9B Chief Technology Officer. “Memory-resident, or fileless malware, is very difficult to detect using traditional passive security solutions and highlights the benefits of active HUNT operations.”
“The findings are significant and consistent with the work the team at root9B had done while serving our country as members of our defense and intelligence agencies,” said General Michael Hayden, a member of the root9B Advisory Board and former Director of the CIA and NSA. “Identifying threats while in progress, as opposed to post-breach analysis, is where the information security industry has to be.”
“Since we made the information public, the response has been very positive from a number of commercial organizations requesting additional data,” said Eric Hipkins, root9B Chief Executive Officer. “Sharing information among defenders is vital as we defend our nation’s networks.”
root9B will host a webinar to review and discuss the technical details behind the malware analysis released in the report and answer any questions. The Webinar will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 2pm CDT. To attend this webinar, please register at the following link:
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