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New Gameover Zeus botnet forming, the US sees most infections

2014/08/14

Softpedia - (International) Arbor Networks researchers observed two new variants of the Gameover Zeus financial malware using 8,494 IP addresses to attempt to connect to command and control (C&C) servers in July in order to build a new botnet after a law enforcement and industry takedown of the original botnet. The new variants no longer use the peer-to-peer (P2P) command and control architecture of the original and instead utilize a domain generation algorithm (DGA) to contact C&C servers.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Gameover-Zeus-Botnet-Forming-the-US-Sees-Most-Infections-455112.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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