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Fileless Malware: The Phantom Menace [16B-1BD]


Primary Investigator:
Marcus Thompson

Project Members
Brady Morgan
A growing problem in cyber security is the inevitable advancement of malware. One prominent example of these advancements is fileless malware. Fileless malware is malicious code that once executed resides, functions, and persists solely in random-access memory. This study sought to better understand how fileless malware achieves these goals. In the pursuit of a full understanding, the study utilized both static and dynamic analysis techniques on a variety of fileless malware samples.