People used to worry about peer-to-peer communications being used to illegally download music and videos. But it also has a more sinister use
Damballa, an Atlanta-based maker of threat protection solutions for enterprises and service providers, said this week that P2P is popping up more as a way of obscuring command and control communications.
By having infected peers as server and host, hackers now have an “indestructible” communications structure that cannot be easily discovered from dynamic malware detonation or severed by shutting command and control servers, says the company.
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