Every day, around 350,00 new malware variants enter the world. As attackers constantly improve their tools and techniques, traditional defenses and SEGs are becoming powerless. Attacks today are more sophisticated than ever. From commodity “blast” malware to credential theft where phishing attacks are delivered to end-users because the URLs do not contain any traditional threat signals such as malware.
The success of phishing websites can best be explained by the psychological phenomenon first discovered in the early 1990’s known as inattentional blindness. Defined as an individual failing to perceive an unexpected change in plain sight.
Recognizing the perils of inattentional blindness, adversaries have begun to see the importance of creating attacks that deceive the human brain in addition to defeating technological controls.
Traditional URL scanning technology analyzes the source code of a suspicious HTML page in order to detect signatures of known attacks and any automated downloads of malicious code.
Today’s attackers work around this by using polymorphic versions of a fake landing page, which makes it impossible for signature-based legacy solutions to detect threats. By using subtle visual deviations to create pages that are nearly identical to the real deal, they also make it difficult for end users to recognize and report.
And these pages don’t even try to download malicious code – they just wait for users to enter their credentials providing attackers with a foothold inside the organization.
Leveraging computer vision and neural network technology, our platform goes beyond traditional solutions to detect and block visual deviations of spoofed websites and brands in real-time. IRONSCALES URL and malware protection technology defends against credential theft and phishing malware with:
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