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Malware Author Uses Tweets To Control His Lame Ddos Botnet

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    A Russian malware author is using codified tweets to start and stop DDoS attacks against desired targets.

    The DDoS attacks are launched from the computers of infected users using a peculiar piece of malware, which the attacker is spreading via a booby-trapped file named "driversUpdate.exe."

    New DDoS bot controlled using tweets
    According to a technical analysis provided by MalwareHunter to Bleeping Computer, this new DDoS bot works by querying a Twitter account hard-coded in the malware's source code, at a predetermined time interval.

    Once the malware detects a new tweet, it acts on the command it discovers there. The malware supports the following commands:

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