The Carbon Black 2016 Threat Report
According to Carbon Black data, attackers are holding data for ransom at an alarming rate and are continuing to deploy attacks across every industry. In conjunction with the rise of ransomware and the continued ubiquity of mass malware, attackers are increasingly utilizing non-malware attacks in an attempt to remain undetected and persistent on organizations’ enterprises.
These non-malware attacks are capable of gaining control of computers without downloading any files and are using trusted, native operating system tools (such as PowerShell)
and exploiting running applications (such as web browsers and Office applications) to conduct malicious behaviour.