Using the latest graphics processing technology, it is possible to crack eight-character complex passwords in only 39 minutes if the attacker has the necessary tools. A seven-character complex password can be cracked in 31 seconds. Six or fewer characters can be cracked instantly.
Security firms and analytical tools have identified the Sality malware as a component of a botnet distribution. The botnet is called Sality. The botnet targets ATMs and credit cards from multiple countries with a tactic called targeted attack and the aim of this malware is to collect and steal users' confidential and private data.
Sality sends a portable executable (PE) to the infected machine. At the same time, it downloads a new software dropper which, if active, starts the Sality botnet and collects the infected machine with the Sality botnet. There are currently thousands of infected computers. The botnet also checks if the infected computer has the right media, if it is vulnerable to a specified malware that can be used to plant the malware on the computer. If these conditions are met, Sality installs itself on the computer. Finally, the malware sends the ICS the Sality software created files. That's what the ICS will be trusted to. This file meter, if it communicates (runs) with a Command and Control (CnC) server, can also be configured to send the infected machine's IP address to the CnC servers.
The Sality botnet also has a Command and Control (CnC) server. This server sends all the commands and Screens within the address of the Sality malware as well as vulnerable application information to the infected machine. If the infected client has not been compromised, it will not be able to receive the Sality malware. d2c66b5586