Posts Tagged ‘Armageddon’

Reversing the Wrath of Khan

Jeff Edwards

Analysis of the crypto used by the Trojan.Khan DDoS bot  A recent blog post described our analysis of the crypto algorithm used by the Armageddon DDoS malware.  This article continues our ongoing series on reversing the crypto mechanisms used by contemporary DDoS botnets; our guest of honor today will be a bot we have been […]

It’s 2012 and Armageddon has arrived

Jeff Edwards

Breaking Armageddon’s latest and greatest crypto reveals some interesting new functionality Armageddon is one of several notable Russian malware families that are designed exclusively for DDoS attacks; it has been on our radar screens for some time now. Its primary competitors within the market of Russian DDoS vendors are Dirt Jumper (a.k.a. RussKill), Darkness/Optima (a.k.a. Votwup), […]

Attack of the Shuriken: Many Hands, Many Weapons

Curt Wilson

A visual sample of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS or DoS) attack tools & services compiled by Curt Wilson – Research Analyst, Arbor Networks ASERT There are a variety of popular Denial of Service attack tools that have received a fair amount of attention by the security research community, but there are many other attack tools […]