May 23, 2010

Twitter based Botnet Command and Control

In this video from Symantec, we look at a demo of the Trojan.Twetbot trojan. As the name suggests, the builder is closely linked to Twitter, using a Twitter account to issue command-and-control instructions to the Trojans created by the builder. When building Trojan.Twebot, the user is able to supply a public Twitter account for Trojan.Twebot to follow. Because Trojan.Twebot does not try to obfuscate commands on Twitter, it will not be difficult for Twitter security staff to find and close accounts abusing their service in this way.

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