Storm & Nugache Botnets

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  1. Hermescomputers

    Hermescomputers Registered Member

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    Any one read this article yet!

    The Storm and Nugache trojans represent the face of future crimeware, or its facelessness: These two malicious bot programs are distinct from their ancestors because they lack a head that can be severed to stop them.

    Here is the rest of the article... nice read!
    http://www.infoweek.ca/index.php?pa...roduct_id=1434&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1

    Please do pay attention to the last paragraph in the article.
     
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    Yep, IRC bots look so outdated in the face of P2P botnets and fast-flux techniques.
     
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    Nasty fun down the road...
     
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    There's a real battle between the AV guys and the cybercriminals. I suspect that defacing IRC-based botnets was becoming so easy to do that the gangs had to evolve their designs or die.
    Unfortunately, this evolution pressure made them really strong: communication throu encrypted P2P protocols, fast-flux networks, rootkit/stealth capabilities, exploit kits, server-side polymorphism, etc.
    The next push for evolution may come from smart behav. blockers and possibly Vista (UAC, ASLR, etc), mainstream adoption of Unix-like OSes (Mac OS X and Linux) and/or deep packet inspection.
     
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    That's just it... Cyber criminals cooperate on a global scale while security developers seem to be occupied bickering like a little a bunch women in a sewing circle...

    Jokes aside, it looks like the time to get smarter is rather imminent!
     
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    Add the almost non-existent involvement of law authorities and business model of Internet (display ads). It couldn't be worse.
     
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    The bottom line to all this equals MONEY! for all sides involved, so expect this circle or rather marathon to continue into the foreseeable future. It's the nature of machine code. WoW! Did i say that? I always envisioned machine code, in creative form that is, and non-interruptive as translating into something for all our convenience, education as well as business automations.
     
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    Easter-is money used in your planetary system,or is its usage liable to punishment:D
     
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    That's one i owe ya at another time :D

    It's what makes THIS world go round right? Or was that the tribute called GRAVITY :D
     
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