Focusing on the whole malware picture

While there’s an old English adage that says a “picture may be worth a thousand words,” malicious actors believe the value of these images is much higher and they’re doing something about it.  

Hiding malware in images is not a new technique for attackers, but recent implementations have added new dimensions to the never-ending cat and mouse game with security analysts. On one side, malicious actors are working to get information of interest from targeted computer environments, which usually involves planting some kind of software that will provide that information continuously. Traditionally, the most common way of doing that has been to plant an executable file and make it run.

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