Researchers Go Inside BlackEnergy Malware

BlackEnergy was first identified several years ago. Initially, BlackEnergy’s custom plugins were used for launching distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS). As time went on however, Kaspersky Lab researchers noted, BlackEnergy2 was seen downloading custom spam and banking information-stealer plugins. Eventually, the malware was adopted by the Sandworm team, which has been linked to cyber-espionage.

BlackEnergy Malwar
“The BlackEnergy malware is crimeware turned APT tool and is used in significant geopolitical operations lightly documented over the past year,” Kaspersky Lab researchers blogged Kurt Baumgartner and Maria Garnaeva. “An even more interesting part of the BlackEnergy story is the relatively unknown custom plugin capabilities to attack ARM and MIPS platforms, scripts for Cisco network devices, destructive plugins, a certificate stealer and more.”


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  1. A computer virus is a maliicous program deliberately written to get private info of you from your computer. They are not multi-platform. The y have to be written to run on Windows, Mac, Or other to work. (Unless they are written in html to record info you send to the internet through your browser.)They can screw up a computer entirely, but usually their main objective is ti retrieve personal information, such as credit card numbers, or shopping habits.There are many different forms of viruses, many different uses for them by the sender. Some may just have the urge to write a program for no other use than messing your system up, but that is rare. Identity theft is a huge problem on the internet these days, viruses are the way to get the information.

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