Rise of the Point-and-Click Botnet

HackMiami member Alexander Heid was recently quoted in MIT’s Technology Review about the Zeus trojan and anti-virus evasion.

(Technology Review) – Even the basic Zeus kits include obfuscation techniques to help escape detection by antivirus software and other security measures. In one experiment, consultant Alex Heid of Information Security Services found that only about half of antivirus software detected a known Zeus payload. After employing some simple techniques for masking the code, the detection rate dropped even further, to 10 percent. “The cybercrime technologies are advancing faster than the security technologies,” Heid says. Full article