Friday, May 03, 2013

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VirusTotal += CyberCrime botnet panels tracker

Xylitol has been extremely kind in letting us enrich VirusTotal's URL scanner with his CyberCrime tracker. CyberCrime is a C&C panel tracker, in other words, it lists the administration interfaces of certain in-the-wild botnets. As such, its URL database is inherently smaller than other datasets integrated in VirusTotal.

Nonetheless, one should not neglect the usefulness of this tracker, very often other malware-related infrastructure will be located in the same host as the botnet administration panel, hence, it can prove itself very useful in finding evil.

Thank you Xylitol! Keep up the good work!
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VirusTotal += Virus Tracker

Just after Kaspersky joining VirusTotal's aggregate URL scanner, we are excited to announce that Virus Tracker is also becoming part of our family:

Virus Tracker is a service whose mission:
is to provide detailed infection statistics, C&C information and an automatically updated domain blocklist of various botnets to the security community.
The site is non-profit and focuses on banking trojans and financial malware, some of the botnets they track are: multibanker, sinowal, tinybanker, urlzone, zeus, ramnit, etc. This is fantastic news for the average end-user, since they will have a better view of the most perilous threats directly targeting their money.

Yet another URL scanner, one more and we will be in the forties, thank you Virus Tracker team!