Know What  Zero-Day Attack Is & How It Works

You protect your company’s files by making copies in case of compromise, but zero-day attacks hide before execution to corrupt all copies. 

Zero-day attacks exploit vulnerabilities attackers discover before developers do and are delivered by email to infiltrate corporate networks.

When defending against zero-day attacks, knowledge is power, so Guardian Digital educates you on the six phases of a zero-day attack.

Watch: Anatomy of a Zero-Day Attack

Anatomy of a Zero-Day Attack

Phase 1: Looking for Vulnerabilities

Attackers search for vulnerabilities in code, experiment with popular applications, or purchase vulnerabilities on the black market.

Phase 2: Exploit Code Created

Cybercriminals create a malware program or other technical means to exploit the vulnerability they’ve found or bought. 

Poorly written code, unencrypted data or weak password security are examples of exploited vulnerabilities.

Phase 3: Affected Systems Identified

Threat actors identify systems impacted by this vulnerability using methods such as bots or automated scanners.

Some software vulnerabilities may only impact Apple macOS, making Microsoft Windows and Linux users ineffective targets.

Phase 4: Planning

Attackers determine the best way to penetrate vulnerable systems, most often leveraging phishing campaigns to do so.

Phase 5: Infiltration

The malicious actors get through the perimeter defenses of an organization or personal device.

Phase 6: Attack Launched

Attackers are now able to execute code remotely on the compromised machine to steal sensitive data.

How Can I Secure Business Email Against Zero-Day Attacks?

Our email security solution finds and intercepts zero-day threats, mitigates risk and provides your organization with peace of mind.

Guardian Digital EnGarde Cloud Email Security’s technology proactively learns and distributes defenses for specific threats targeting you.

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