- Date: 12 June 2012
- Author: Trevor
- Category: APT, Botnet, Exfiltration, Malware, Network Security, Tools
- Comments: 1
A few weeks ago there was an IAMA on Reddit from a malware author and botnet operator. An IAMA is an Q&A session on Reddit.com that allows Reddit users to ask the poster questions. We’ve distilled down the large thread to the most interesting questions and answers here.
It was a very interesting read into the mind, methods, and tools within the botnet community. The person spent a long time answering questions and providing insight into malware, botnets, attacker motivations, and the underground economy. We scoured the threads for the salient points and have distilled them here.
He provided the following screen capture as proof (opens in a new window since it’s rather large):