In the last decade, we have seen a number of exploit kits emerge from the black market, and all with the goal of spreading malicious content across the Internet. Cybercriminals and security companies have long been at odds, with one group seeking to spread malicious content over the Internet and profit from it, while the other works to make the Internet a secure environment within which people can safely share information. Many security researchers share their knowledge to educate and inform, but this information is also being used by cybercriminals to achieve their own nefarious goals.
Most breaches are caused by just a few hundred commercial exploit kits. Additionally, while the typical IT environment may have many unpatched vulnerabilities, at any given time, only a handful of these are being actively exploited.
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