WHO: As Principal Researcher at Damballa, Paul Royal collaborates with researchers and engineers to design new techniques for and apply ongoing research efforts in the implementation of sandboxes, sensors and analyzers used for the discovery and identification of behavior associated with compromised hosts
As a result, each Failsafe appliance can positively identify compromised hosts
with very little chance of a false positive.
A major botnet with at least 4,000 compromised hosts
was responsible -- creating and sending spam and viruses and flooding networks with messages as a denial-of-service attack.
Provide Growing Contagion Vector for Crimeware
Engate's patented network profiling approach gives OEMs an immediate response to compromised hosts
and new botnets the instant they emerge, ensuring preemptive and instant protection against any creative tactic that may arise now or in the future.
While a slight majority of ISPs believe they might actually be in a position to defend themselves against compromised hosts
, they believe it will be extremely difficult to do so without first generating new revenue opportunities to fund the effort.
The majority of service providers responding to the survey said that compromised hosts
-- commonly referred to as zombies or bots -- are everywhere.
Through the phishing "marketplace," phishers obtain and purchase separate bits of information such as target email lists, scam page templates, and a ready supply of compromised hosts
that ultimately result in numerous but otherwise unrelated attacks
Correlating the signatures with other security events, IBM was able to determine that several attacking sources belonged to educational institutions, revealing that the attacking sources were compromised hosts
, belonging to an Rbot network.
In addition to focused TruThreat Risk Correlation rules, the MSBlaster Content Pack includes reports from the ArcSight Asset Table of all potentially vulnerable assets, Knowledge Base articles with links to relevant information concerning the worm, and Active Lists which provide additional oversight for compromised hosts
Minutes after an attack begins, Profiler can report on compromised hosts
, ordered by group, segment or other relevant organizational distinctions.