Vaporworms

This definition explains the meaning of Vaporworms. Vaporworms, or fileless malware worms or strains that exhibit wormlike properties that can self-propagate by exploiting software vulnerabilities.

Fileless malware is more difficult for traditional endpoint detection to identify and block because it runs entirely in memory, without ever dropping a file onto the infected system. According to McAfee, attacks using fileless techniques grew by 432% in 2017.

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