Ponemon: Fileless Zero-day Attacks are the Biggest Threats to Enterprises

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, around two-thirds of enterprises have been hit by endpoint cyberattacks in the past 12 months, which is a 20 percent increase year-on-year.


Taking answers from 660 IT and cybersecurity respondents, the study established that 37 percent of attacks that organizations receive are exploits on zero-day vulnerabilities, which are previously unknown bugs that have not yet been patched by their manufacturer.  


Meanwhile, fileless attacks, or those that leverage exploits or launch scripts from memory to avoid detection, are expected to rise to 35 percent this year from 29 percent in 2017.


Source: ZDNet

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