Evasive Malware: Understanding Deceptive and Self-Defending Threats (Paperback)
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Get up to speed on state-of-the-art malware with this first-ever guide to analyzing malicious Windows software designed to actively avoid detection and forensic tools.
Dive into the fascinating and terrifying world of evasive malware—malicious software designed to avoid detection. The first of its kind, this thorough introduction is full of practical information, real-world examples, and cutting-edge techniques for discovering, reverse-engineering, and analyzing state-of-the-art malware.
Beginning with foundational knowledge about malware analysis in the context of the Windows OS, you'll learn about the evasive maneuvers that malware programs use to determine whether they’re being analyzed and the tricks they employ to avoid detection. You'll explore the ways malware circumvents security controls, such as network or endpoint defense bypasses, anti-forensics techniques, and malware that deploys data and code obfuscation. At the end of the book, you'll build your very own anti-evasion analysis lab.
- Modern evasive malware threats
- Anti-analysis techniques used in malware
- How malware bypasses and circumvents security controls
- How malware uses victim targeting and profiling techniques
- How malware uses anti-forensics and file-less techniques
- How to perform malware analysis and reverse engineering on evasive programs
About the Author
Kyle Cucci leads the threat analysis and forensics team at a large global financial institution, where he focuses on investigating and hunting the latest cybercrime and malware threats. He has over 15 years of experience in IT, serving various roles in malware research, threat intelligence, incident response, penetration testing, automotive security, and network administration. Kyle takes every opportunity to speak at security conferences and meet-up groups and has led international workshops in malware analysis, penetration testing, and security engineering. When not researching the latest threats, Kyle can be spotted in the wild spending time with his wife and sons or enjoying a good craft beer.