Tag Archives: BotnetsBotnets

Nitol Malware — Leveraging Dynamic DNS for Nefarious Gains

September 19, 2012 by Jason Soroko     No Comments

A malicious botnet called ‘Nitol’ was interrupted by Microsoft on Sept. 13. ‘Nitol’ was using a Dynamic DNS to enable the infected bot computers to communicate with the hacker’s command and control server. For background, it is possible to serve a website from a home computer, but the difficulty is that your home Internet service [Read More...]

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Command and Control

July 31, 2012 by Luke Koops     No Comments

I recently attended the Black Hat USA 2012 in Las Vegas. During the conference, I focused my attention on cyberespionage. This involves attackers who are on a mission with well-defined objectives. They are a source of persistent, targeted attacks. I learned a lot about command and control during my training. Command and control — also [Read More...]