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Investigation reveals large botnet hiding behind Fast Flux technique

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Oct
2017
Investigation reveals large botnet hiding behind Fast Flux technique

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Fast Flux, a DNS technique first introduced in 2006 and widely associated with the Storm Worm malware variants, can be used by botnets to hide various types of malicious activities – including phishing, web proxying, malware delivery, and malware communication.

The technique allows the botnet to “hide” behind an ever-changing network of compromised hosts, ultimately acting as proxies and making detection incredibly difficult.

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