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malwareMalicious Software (Malware) Analysis

DTI forensic specialists go deep into malware in its many shapes and forms to save your data. The first step in the process is the identification of the malware. Malicious software can take many forms from annoying adware, to the more severe ransomware. It can allow an attacker to control a network or just annoy users with pop up ads and slower speeds. Either way, DTI Data takes the threat very seriously.

If there is a successful breech and an attacker injects malicious software into the system, the damage could be catastrophic. Hackers could access sensitive information or take over control from the entire network.

Once a network is compromised, the attacker can use seize the opportunity to inject other malicious software. The attacker can also attempt to map the entire network. At DTI identifying the malicious code is key. After we identify the code, our specialists’ process and execute the code in a controlled, virtual environment. This way we can observe the capabilities of the threat. In addition to monitoring and observing the malware, our engineers also have the capabilities to reverse engineer the code.

During the reverse engineering process, DTI Data engineers can see if there are any ‘sleepers’ or other embedded threats hiding within the malware. Sleepers are malicious program that are placed within the system in a dormant state and will execute at a later date. Aside from sleepers, there is also the threat of the malware spreading across the network and affecting other connected devices.