As India Goes Digital, Symantec Warns Of The Rise Of “Fileless Malware”, “Dronejacking”

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Enterprises of all sizes and consumers in India are at equal risk as advanced criminal attack groups now echo the skill sets of nation-state attackers, a Symantec executive has said, adding that “dronejacking” and “fileless malware” will increase in the upcoming year.

In its Security Predictions for 2017, Symantec said that with the proliferation of the Cloud Generation, enterprises will need to shift their focus from safeguarding endpoint devices toward protecting users and information across all applications and services.

Symantec also highlighted that in 2017, fileless infections - those written directly onto a computer's RAM without using files of any kind and are difficult to detect and often elude intrusion prevention and antivirus programmes - are set to go up.

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With the technology explosion and increase in the use of drones, 2017 could see these devices being used for espionage and explosive attacks.

With inputs from IANS

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