Nazca: Detecting Malware Distribution in Large-Scale Networks
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Date: 22 Feb 2014
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Additional Documents: Slides
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2014
In this paper, we look at the collective network traffic produced by thousands of clients, and we detect malware downloads without analyzing the downloaded programs. Instead, we study patterns that become apparent only when leaving the myopic view of individual downloads, by observing malware distribution infrastructures as sophisticated and blacklist-resilient content distribution networks.