Research Paper: Blackhole Exploit Kit – Rise and Evolution (Sep 17, 2012)


Dell SonicWALL UTM Research team has released a research paper containing the analysis of Blackhole Exploit kit.

In this paper we explore the inner workings of the Blackhole Exploit kit. We analyze the design, functionality, evolution and mode of the operation of this kit. We study the model of the infection routines and delve in to the working of exploit payloads. The geographical distribution of hosting servers and infections attributed to this kit are studied and plotted in this paper. We also explore the possible connections to other cybercrime rings such as Cutwail, Zeus, Cridex, and others.

Full version of the paper can be viewed here: Blackhole Exploit Kit – Rise & Evolution

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