Check Point reports explosion in unrecognizable malware
The average large enterprise saw 106 previously-unknown pieces of malware an hour last year, up from just 2.2 the year before, according to a new report.
Check Point Software Technologies gathered network traffic from more than 60,000 enterprise gateways last year and the increase in new malware was “frightening,” said Check Point Vice President Juliette Rizkallah.
It is difficult for criminals to come up with zero-day malware, which targets previously unknown vulnerabilities.
But it is very easy to tweak existing malware a little bit, she said, in a way that lets it evade signature-based antivirus systems.