Modern malware, stealthy botnets, adapt quickly, expert says

Malware detection has become more difficult as cybercriminals adapt quickly to security technologies to find a way into corporate networks, create botnets and ultimately steal data. A new class of modern malware is wreaking havoc on corporate networks by lying low enough to avoid most network intrusion detection systems. As security technologies evolve, so does the malware they're designed to detect, continuing the cat and mouse game between security professionals and cybercriminals, says Ashar Aziz, founder and CEO of network security appliance vendor FireEye Inc. In this interview, Aziz gives his take on the constantly evolving threat landscape and explains why it will continue to be difficult for security researchers to eradicate malware and the botnets they create.

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