Beyond the Office Walls

Infostealers Invade Personal Devices

Infostealers are a growing threat in today’s digital landscape, capable of stealing sensitive information from infected systems and leading to data breaches, financial loss, and operational disruption. These malicious programs often operate discreetly, evading detection by antivirus software, and can be deployed through various channels, including phishing emails, malicious websites, and software vulnerabilities.

A common tactic is embedding infostealers within cracked legitimate software, particularly in the gaming and cryptocurrency communities. This method tricks users into unknowingly installing the malware while downloading seemingly functional software. The danger of infostealers is amplified by their ability to operate outside an organization’s direct control, often targeting personal devices used for work purposes.

To protect against infostealers, organizations must adopt a multilayered approach that includes security awareness training, patch management, robust antivirus and antimalware software, network security measures, and data-loss prevention solutions.

Download the nClouds whitepaper to learn how best to protect your organization against common infostealer threats including the following:

  • Data Breaches
  • Financial Loss
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Operational Disruption
  • Reputation Damage