Posts Tagged 'botnet'
An Indian investigative portal Cobrapost, recently released a report on alleged online reputation smearing/management/campaigns designed to gain/destroy political capital for who ever was the highest bidder or “customer”. Online world (social media) was abuzz with political motivations, and some where perplexed if it was even possible (amazed, surprised, dismissive etc.) Some of the bloggers/twitterati offered their own explanations, instantly […]
Lately, we have seen a lot of active samples of the Athena HTTP botnet. The builder tool for Athena has already been leaked to Internet forums; we got a hold of a few active samples that have caused some pretty serious infections. The statistics found for the following web panel shows that an HTTP botnet […]
What do Kanye West, CIA Director John Brennan and First Lady Michelle Obama have in common? Aside from being often photographed and extremely well known, all three prominent public figures were targets of a massive security breach in personal data—and they’re not the only ones. Millions of people, both famous and not, have had their […]
Recently we found some new malware samples using AutoIt to hide themselves. On further analysis we found that those sample belong to the Vertexnet botnet. They use multiple layers of obfuscation; once decoded, they connect to a control server to accept commands and transfer stolen data. This sample is packed using a custom packer. On […]
Last month, I posted a blog about an increase in the use of AutoIt scripts by malware authors to carry out malicious activities. Attackers have used AutoIt scripts for a long time, and they are gaining in popularity due to their flexible and powerful nature. We have now come across another piece of malware (which […]