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SYSCON Backdoor Uses FTP as a C&C Channel

By Jaromir Horejsi (Threat Researcher) Bots can use various methods to establish a line of communication between themselves and their command-and-control (C&C) server. Usually, these are done via HTTP or other TCP/IP connections. However, we recently encountered a botnet that uses a more unusual method: an FTP server that, in effect, acts as a C&C se
Publish At:2017-10-05 23:30 | Read:4057 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware backdoor FTP SYSCON

Experts discovered a SYSCON Backdoor using FTP Server as C&C

Security researchers with Trend Micro discovered a backdoor dubbed SYSCON that uses an FTP server for command and control (C&C) purposes. The SYSCON backdoor is spreading through tainted documents that refer North Korea and target individuals connected to the Red Cross and the World Health Organization. The use of an FTP server as C&C is uncommon fo
Publish At:2017-10-05 17:05 | Read:4651 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware backdoor botnet Cy

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