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What Is Memory Scraping Software and How Does It Work?

If you are like most companies, you want to keep all of your information safe. However, advanced threats are also out there, such as memory scraping, and they can make it much harder to deal with them than traditional viruses and malware. At Comodo, we want to ensure your device’s safety, and as such, have come up with products to help you.

The Life Cycle of Threats

In most cases, the life cycle of a threat includes:

  • Initial contact
  • Privilege takeover
  • Research
  • Expansion
  • Presence
  • Mission complete

With initial contact, the memory scraping software enters the system through any number of ways, including unknown files, spear phishing, zero-day viruses and the like. Once they get inside, they find a place to implant their application in a secure manner, so that it can’t be found by traditional virus protection. It will then start to generate its malicious program to remotely obtain passwords or information left in the RAM.

It may also start searching for more information, such as the details of the organization and other secure information. It can then begin to expand its control over other servers and workstations, infecting even more areas of the infrastructure. Because it is persistent, it will remain present in the system as long as it is necessary and will continue to withdraw information that was stolen from you, likely without your knowledge.

What We Do

Because memory scraping can be so difficult to find, you need a system in place that is very different than traditional protection options. Most products on the market right now wait until there is a problem and remove it. While our product can do the same, it goes in already thinking that there are breaches in the system and works hard to find them and remove them. Contact us to learn more.