Many types of malware need to call home to get instructions from their creators. We call the transmission protocol malware uses for this the command and control (C&C) channel. Obviously, the good guys try to identify this channel so that we can prevent malware from reaching its author. In response, the bad guys have developed many techniques to try and mask their C&C channel. In today’s video, I cover a novel new way one sophisticated Russian hacking group has tried to hide their malware’s C&C. Watch below to learn more, and find out how you might defang all malware’s C&C communications.
Episode Runtime: 3:57
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L9IPpaG6Do
- ESET researcher’s post on Instagram C&C malware – We Live Security
- Hacker’s hide malware server’s in Britney Instagram posts – Forbes