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Arbor Networks Analyzes Athena DDOS Malware

15
Nov
2013

Security researchers from Arbor Networks have analyzed an interesting piece of malware dubbed Athena.

According to experts, Athena has been around for a few years. Developed by a malware author that uses the online moniker _Stoner, the first versions of the threat were IRC-based, but a HTTP-based variant was also released earlier this year.

Athena can be used for a wide range of tasks, including for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks,…

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