Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Most wanted: the Black Energy bot

Kaspersky Lab has published an article entitled “Black DDoS” which provides an analysis of the Black Energy 2 malicious bot.

The Black Energy bot has never stopped evolving. Kaspersky Lab has currently detected over 4,000 variants of the first version of this malicious program and the second version has been on security researchers’ radars for two years. Black Energy 2 attracts hackers due to the fact that it’s both versatile and easy to manage. The bot supports updateable plug-ins (additional modules) that make it easy for hackers to modify and expand the functionality of Black Energy 2. Plugins can be quickly installed and updated on commands sent from the remote administration center.
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