[funsec] Finjan botnet story - fact or fiction?

Julio Canto jcanto at hispasec.com
Thu Apr 23 03:25:15 CDT 2009

David Harley escribió:
>> ESet is detecting it 
>> (http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/?p=995) but they 
>> don't seem to think it's a big-deal botnet.
> I hope that doesn't come back to haunt us. :-/

FireEye published some comments about that same thing:


"It is possible that the zombie count discussed in the Finjan article
includes zombies from multiple botnets instead of one. The idea that a
central management system is being used to control the complete
botnetweb instead of an individual bontnet looks more believable.  A
large figure like 1.9 million zombies is also understandable when we
think in terms of a botnetweb.  Otherwise (in my personal opinion) a
piece of malware like Hexzone which is known to rely mostly on social
engineering and passive attacks to spread may not be able to gain such a
size in a few months as Finjan illustrated."


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