Cybercriminals Building Intricate, Multiuse Malnets

Cybercriminals have gotten so sophisticated that they can build an intricate network infrastructure and use it repeatedly for the distribution of malware, according to a new study from the network security company Blue Coat Systems. These malware networks, or malnets, lure targets through trusted websites, then route them to malware through relay, exploit and payload servers to deliver the malware payload. While malnets are becoming increasingly sophisticated, Blue Coat says these assets can be identified and the malware attacks blocked.

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