International Journal of Computer Applications
Malwares i.e. malicious code/software's poses prevalent threat to businesses and network across distributed systems. Like it is said in order to catch criminals, the authors have to think like a criminal, likewise in order to catch cyber criminals/terrorists, they have to think like a cyber-criminal. Malware campaigns have been the driving engines for cyber-warfare being used by cyber criminals & black hat hackers to target organizations, various governments, and financial institutions for leverage & selfish profits, since early decade. In the recent trends of past years, the sophistication of malware campaigns have grown more complex to perform targeted successful attacks and bypass the prevailing & evolving defense mechanisms out there.