We have just released a white paper written in collaboration with CERT UK, titled ‘Demystifying the Exploit Kit’. The paper seeks to deconstruct the way exploit kits typically work, focusing on the top seven kits and drawing out their most common features and differences. The use of exploit kits is widespread amongst cybercriminals and a favoured method for distributing malware and as such is affecting a growing number of organisations and individuals.
Therefore, our intention in producing this paper is to articulate the issue in a way that displays technical rigour and understanding, whilst keeping the paper accessible to a more executive audience. From reading this paper we hope that network defenders will gather a firm understanding of this growing threat that can help form a defensive plan and mitigation strategy.