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Damballa, an Internet security company has some “not so good news.” The title of their article pretty much tells it all: Kraken BotArmy—Twice as. Kraken botnet The Kraken botnet was the world’s largest botnet as of April Researchers say that Kraken infected machines in at least 50 of the Fortune. The Kraken botnet, believed by many to be the single biggest zombie network until it was dismantled last year, is staging a comeback that has.

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Inner workings of Kraken botnet analysed

The Kraken botnet attracted attention at the RSA security conference because of its size — estimated at somedrones.

In early April it was reported that so far the botnet is mostly used to send out spam — the usual fare of promos for online pharmacies, penis extension, online casinos, loans, and the like. Several security companies have analysed the bot software. McAfee has observed increasingly refined cloaking techniques in the Kraken drones.

While older variants of the virus communicated with other drones using UDP portthe new versions use randomly selected UDP ports as well as TCP ports 80 and for communication.

They also want to release an analysis module for Wiresharkbut so far they have only offered a command line tool to analyse intercepted botnet traffic.

Researchers at PCTools have studied the algorithms that the drones use to generate these domain names. The results of this analysis make it easier to identify new variants of the Kraken bot and to adapt antivirus recognition routines and signatures to them. So maybe the botnet can be hit where it hurts — Thorston Holz and his researchers at the University of Mannheim have already succeeded in demonstrating on the Storm worm botnet that this can be done.


Kraken Botnet Twice The Size Of Storm – Darknet

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