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Learning Network Forensics

By : Samir Datt
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Learning Network Forensics

By: Samir Datt

Overview of this book

We live in a highly networked world. Every digital device—phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network. The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Network Forensics
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 9. Investigating Malware – Cyber Weapons of the Internet


"Malware are the cyber weapons of the information age"

 --Samir Datt

Our information age lives are driven by technology. Day in, day out, we live with technology from morning to evening. Technology drives our lives, governs our behavior, manages our finances, enables our work, facilitates our communications, and even enhances our relationships. Hence, it should not come as a surprise that technology also drives the crimes of today. A whole new industry has come up around technology-driven crimes. Organized criminals have taken to cyber crime in a big way. Even countries and states have gone in for cyber warfare. Where there is crime and war, weapons cannot be far behind. Weaponization of the Internet is a multibillion-dollar industry and malware, as we know it, is the weapon of choice.

In this chapter, we will work towards understanding malware, its different types, the various indicators of compromise, and the forensic methods...