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Researchers Devise "Perfect" Data Exfiltration Technique

31
May
2016

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SafeBreach researchers set out in 2015 to find the perfect method for stealing small amounts of sensitive data from highly secure organizations. While malicious actors often exfiltrate gigabytes of files from the companies they breach, key pieces of information can also be highly valuable — for example, cryptographic keys, passwords, and words or sentences that could expose an individual or a strategic decision.

The data exfiltration methods analyzed and devised by the security firm focus on a highly targeted attack scenario where an external attacker has already managed to plant a piece of malware on a device within the targeted organization, or where a malicious insider wants to send out sensitive data without getting caught or detected by security.

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