Hacker Sophistication Outpacing Forensics

In the never ending cat and mouse game between hackers and those charged with stopping them, it's pretty clear who's winning and it's not the cat.

Speaking at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas last week, Kevin Mandia, president of Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va. based security consultancy, said attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to evade detection and make life difficult for security incident response teams.

The sophistication of hackers' tools is outpacing that of investigators' forensic tools, and one of the consequences is that incident response teams charged with investigating attacks on networks are taking between 5 and 8 days to find malicious code, Mandia said. Dr. Dobb's | Researcher: Hacker Sophistication Outpacing Forensics | August 9, 2006

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