13 Sep '13, 12am

15mins and your network could be compromised - FireEye shows you how

15mins and your network could be compromised - FireEye shows you how

Supposing you want to steal inside information about a certain company, compromising their network and stealing the information can be done in just 15 mins, and you don’t even have to do it yourself. Systems already compromised by old malware are available for use in targeted attacks for the right price. For example, ZeuS botnet family, known for the most part as a “Banking Trojan,” was first seen in 2007 and by 2009 controlled 3.6 million U.S. PCs. The ZeuS source code was leaked into the public domain in August 2011, which led to new variants offering features such as peer-to-peer botnet communication. ZeuS has a number of well-known offshoots (Citadel, Ice IX, Wsnpoem), and features prominently in news stories about high profile takedowns of botnets. ZeuS is a good example, as it is very resilient, able to evade anti-virus systems easily – 80% out of the 3416 samples su...

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