Monday, March 2, 2009

Analysis of an attack of web-based malware

Abstract: Internet has become an ally platform of attack for malware creators, who through the use of different techniques such as Drive-by-Download, Drive-by-Update, scripting, exploit, among others, and combining them seek to recruit an army of computers that respond only to their malicious instructions.

These attacks, using the Internet as a basis for implementing a direct damaging loads on the victim, in parallel, almost instantaneous and transparent view of the less experienced users, has become a latent and dangerous risk of infection by the simple act of accessing a website.

The following document sets out a concrete example that uses the above actions to exploit and infect a victim, describing also several extra features that enhance the damage of malware.

Author: Jorge Mieres

Full article is available here.

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