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Writing modules for bamfdetect requires a variety of talents including reverse engineering, parsing, decryption, as well as development. For this reason, I invite everyone to test their skills to create bamfdetect modules, and compete for cash prizes. bamfdetect bamfdetect is a tool designed to extract the command and control configuration details from malware statically. bamfdetect modules It is highly suggested that before writing modules for the competition that you use bamfdetect to some capacity to get an understanding of how it operates.
When hunting botnets, whether they are custom developed or widely available, it can be helpful to statically extract configurations. With this ability, an automated workflow can be developed to identify and track botnets at scale. For this reason, I have developed bamfdetect. bamfdetect bamfdetect is a tool which is designed to identify malware samples and statically extract their configuration information, such as the domain name of the command and control server.
Occasionally, I like to build a vulnerable virtual machine demonstating a recently published vulnerability. One of the reasons I do this is because such a small section of the industry is exposed to botnet panels, and the easiest way to get acquianted is by pwning them. It also gives people an opportunity to legally use my exploits without hunting down the source code for the command and control panels themselves. In this vulnerable virtual machine, you get an opportunity to “Murder Dexter”, the point of sale malware.
During my talk at RSAC 2014, we announced multiple botnet vulnerabilities which had been discovered. The following vulnerability is one of them. Herpes Net is botnet with a wide range of functions, with everything from opening the CD tray to mining bitcoins (via plugins). With a vulnerability in the command and control panel, we can get information on the botnet operator. When this vulnerability was discovered by myself, I had thought it was a rediscovery of a vulnerability discovered by malware.lu.
In a recent search through some underground communities, I came across the source code to a version of the MultiLocker panel. With ransomware, the security industry is always looking for a good way to resolve the issue without the ransom being paid. This could potentially be done by gathering information from the botnet’s panel. While there are likely other vulnerabilities, this one stood out after a quick grep of the code.
This year at RSAC 2014, Stuart McClure and myself did a talk titled Hacking Exposed: Art of Deterrence. During this talk, we announced various botnet vulnerabilities which had not been previously disclosed and some that had been. Here I will document some of them. Dexter Dexter, the POS malware was the botnet in the primary focus of the talk. There were 2 exploits released prior to RSAC, with slightly different objectives.
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