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VirusTotal Used to Identify Malware Authors

VirusTotal Used to Identify Malware Authors

September 5, 2014

Googles malware scanning service VirusTotal can be employed to find clues about the identity of malware creators that test their viruses before deploying them in the wild. A security researcher (@9bplus) spent about five years monitoring the behavior of certain uploaders, gleaning information from the submitted data in order to connect them to threat actors and to identify targeted victims. In the research, he used the paid variant of the service, which offers more information through…