Cybercriminals are using uncommon programming languages for hacking

According to the Blackberry researchers report, cyberattackers have increased the use of uncommon programming languages to hack into the IT security systems of the companies. The programming languages are not new but with time, the attackers are polishing them and developing them to trend in the market.

Cybercriminals usually use these languages to evade detection and hack into company servers rapidly. There are several reasons due to which the new programming languages are adopted in the market such as:

  • Efficient memory management
  • Addressing weakness in existing languages
  • Performance boost
  • Giving developers simpler syntax

The attackers pose a challenge to the defenders as the malware analysis tools usually don’t support the binaries written in Rust, Go, DLang, and Nim along with the lesser-known languages.

The traditional languages used to write the older malware such as C# and C + + are loaders and droppers that usually use uncommon languages.