Intel: Criminals getting better at data exfiltration

Enterprises tend to be highly focused on keeping attackers out of their systems, but most of the actual damage happens not when the bad guys first break in, but when they’re able to successfully steal data — and the techniques they’re using to do this are getting steadily more sophisticated.

One of the ways that attackers evade detection is to disguize the data before sending it out, according to a new report from Intel Security.

“They are compressing the data so that it’s smaller in size, or making it look like something else,” said Intel Security CTO Steve Grobman. “Or they cut it up into little pieces and send the pieces to different places, so that the attacker can then pick up all the chunks and reassemble them.”

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