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Malnet Dashboard shows EU currently in crosshairs

Research and current trends show that nearly two-thirds of all new user attacks will come from malnets. Malnets (malware networks) are distributed infrastructures within the Internet that are built and maintained for the purpose of launching a variety of attacks against unsuspecting users over extended periods of time. They gather users, typically when they are visiting trusted sites, and route them to malware, via relay, exploit and payload servers that continually shift to new domains and locations.

Takeaway: By identifying and tracking malnet infrastructures, security researchers can link new servers and domains to known malicious components and block them at the source, before they are used to launch attacks. This negative day defense delivers the most comprehensive protection against Web-based threats.

Stephen Coty
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Stephen Coty

Stephen Coty originally joined Alert Logic as the head of the Threat Research team, where he led the effort to build threat content and deliver threat intelligence. He later became the Chief Security Evangelist for the company. Prior to joining Alert Logic, Coty was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting, and has held IT positions at multiple companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.

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