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Marcos Alvares

Last known affiliation: Crowdstrike
Bio: Marcos Alvares works with Information Security for the past 20 years and has been doing research on botnets and cybercrime for the past 7 years. He currently works as Senior Security Researcher at CrowdStrike. Besides collecting and reversing malware samples, he enjoys running half-marathons in his spare time.
Date: 2022-04-28
Smoke and Fire – Smokeloader Historical Changes and Trends
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Smokeloader (aka Sharik or SmokeBot) turned 10 in 2021! Few malware families make to this mark without collapsing or getting caught by law enforcement. For over a decade, Smokeloader has been deployed as part of distribution schemes of many high-profile financially motivated malware families, such as Dridex, Trickbot, ISFB and SilentNight. Its simplicity and business model have contributed to this longevity. This presentation intends to provide (i) a technical overview on key changes implemented over the past 10 years, (ii) statistics on customers and infrastructure and (iii) highlights on tactics that helped smokeloader survive all this time.

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