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Hackers Turning to 'Exotic' Programming Languages for Malware Development


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Threat actors increasingly are utilizing "exotic" programming languages that can better circumvent conventional security protections, evade analysis, and hamper reverse engineering efforts.

Credit: The Hacker News

Threat actors are increasingly shifting to "exotic" programming languages such as Go, Rust, Nim, and Dlang that can better circumvent conventional security protections, evade analysis, and hamper reverse engineering efforts.

"Malware authors are known for their ability to adapt and modify their skills and behaviors to take advantage of newer technologies," said Eric Milam, Vice President of threat research at BlackBerry. "That tactic has multiple benefits from the development cycle and inherent lack of coverage from protective products."

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