Botnets have been a problem for more than a decade now, but in recent years they’ve become a serious security threat, delivering exploit kits, malware and mass Web site injections. In this video, Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks discusses the current botnet landscape and the adoption of new modular functionality in some bot families.
The PushDo malware family is back, this time with a domain generation algorithm that helps it avoid detection and add resiliency to its capabilities.
AutoIt, the BASIC-like automation language for Windows programmers, is becoming a favored tool among malware developers for the same reasons it attracts legitimate users: it’s free, flexible and easy to use.
Malware developers continue to clone SourceForge Web sites that appear to offer the source code for popular gaming software but are actually peddling malicious code tied to the ZeroAccess Trojan.