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New Mac Botnet Leverages Reddit
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10/4/2014 | 10:06:14 AM
it's very common
Explotation of legitimate social media platforms for the botnet management is not rare. In this case, the use of Reddit as a repository for the list of C&C servers allows malware designers to masquerade a portion of traffic generated by the bot agents, defensive mechanisms will be fooled into thinking it is a legitimate traffic directed to Reddit portal.

In the past, other botnet exploited the use of other social media platforms to implement some of the basic functions of their malicious architecture, we had seen botnet using Twitter and EverNote to coordinate infected machines.


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