Make It count: An analysis of a brute-forcing botnet

Botconf 2015
2023-04-28 | 15:40 – 16:00

Veronica Valeros 🗣

What does a botnet do when it gets bored? Make every infection second count – even if it means to use the infection time for brute forcing.
This presentation aims to show a complete sandbox infection cycle, which started with a seemingly Gamarue infection and end up with an automated horizontally brute forcing malware and more than 4000 WordPress sites targeted.
By performing an in-deep network traffic analysis of a 15 days network capture, the talk will unveil how this botnet works.

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