Kelihos botnet: What victims can expect

There has been a recent surge in security blogs warning users to be extra cautious of a new spin on an old threat.  Kelihos is a botnet which utilizes P2P communication to maintain its CnC Network.  With all of the attention around Kelihos, it should be no surprise that 30/45 AV vendors are detecting the latest installer.  Zscaler took some time to analyse recent threat reports that came through their malicious/suspicious files queue, to see if they could find anything to add.  It didn’t take long to find a now infamous iteration of this botnet installer in action.  In particular, they found a file called “rasta01.exe”.

Read the full article by Chris Mannon, security researcher at Zscaler ThreatLabZ

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