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When malware starts to attack malware


19 Apr, 2016 11:46 am

Thanatos is a new strain of malware tooling that has the ability to scan a network for other malicious code and then kill off competing viruses, hacks and Trojans before unleashing its own 'payload' of destruction.


When malware starts to attack malware
© Santiago Silver


Reports suggest that Thanatos is offered at a price of $1,000 per month or $12,000 for a lifetime subscription. 

SC Magazine UK explains how Thanatos works and says that this code effectively exhibits the characteristics of multi-staged malware tooling commonly found in Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) technology. Where this malicious software has power is in its ability to obliterate what we typically call 'low-level' attacks.
TAKEAWAY THOUGHT
With the right visibility capabilities, continuous monitoring and review process in place, firms will be a much better position to detect indicators of compromise like this and work to a defined incident response plan to mitigate this kind of threat.
 
Read more on scmagazineuk.com
 
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