Kelihos/Hlux botnet returns with new techniques

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Kelihos/Hlux botnet returns with new techniques
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Botnet Kelihos, Hlux
Malware
Botnet/malware group
Exploit kits
Services
Feature
Distribution vector
Target
Origin
Campaign
Operation/Working group
Vulnerability
CCProtocol
Date 2012 / 31 janvier 2011
Editor/Conference Kaspersky lab
Link http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/655/Kelihos Hlux botnet returns with new techniques (Archive copy)
Author Maria Garnaeva
Type

Abstract

t has been four months since Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab announced the disruption of Kelihos/Hlux botnet. The sinkholing method that was used has its advantages — it is possible to disable a botnet rather quickly without taking control over the infrastructure.However,as this particular case showed, it is not very effective if the botnet’s masters are still at large.


Not long after we disrupted Kehilos/Hlux, we came across new samples that seemed to be very similar to the initial version. After some investigation, we gathered all the differences between the two versions. This is a summary of our findings: ...

Bibtex

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   author = {Maria Garnaeva},
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   year = {2012},
   howpublished = {\url{http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/655/Kelihos_Hlux_botnet_returns_with_new_techniques}},
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