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Submission + - IE zero-day exploit disappears on reboot (pcpro.co.uk)

nk497 writes: Criminals are taking advantage of unpatched holes in Internet Explorer to launch "diskless" attacks on PCs visiting malicious sites. Security company FireEye uncovered the zero-day flaw on at least one breached US site, describing the exploit as a "classic drive-by download attack".

But FireEye also noted the malware doesn't write to disk and disappears on reboot — provided it hasn't already taken over your PC — making it trickier to detect, though easier to purge. "[This is] a technique not typically used by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors," the company said. "This technique will further complicate network defenders' ability to triage compromised systems, using traditional forensics methods."

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