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Sunday, April 15 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Crimeware Chaos: Empirical Analysis of HTTP-based Botnet C&C Panels

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Cybercriminals deploy crimeware for conducting nefarious operations on the Internet. Crimeware is managed on a large scale through deployment of centralized portals known as Command and Control (C&C) panels. C&C panels are considered as attackers’ primary operating environment through which crimewave is controlled and updated at regular intervals of time. C&C panels also store information stolen from the compromised machines as a part of the data exfiltration activity. This empirical study highlights
the analysis of thousands of real world C&C web Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) used for deployment of Crimeware such as botnets, key-loggers, ransomware, Point-of-Sales (PoS) malware, etc., to unearth the characteristics of HTTP-based C&C panels. This study gives a statistical view on design and technologies opted by the crimeware authors to deploy HTTP-based C&C panels.

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Aditya K Sood

Director, Symantec
Dr. Sood is an information security practitioner and researcher by profession. Dr. Sood has research interests in malware automation and analysis, cloud security, secure software design and cybersecurity. He is also a founder of SecNiche Security Labs, an independent web portal for... Read More →

Sunday April 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
AMC - Theatre 7