May 11, 2021

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New Pingback Malware Using ICMP Tunneling to Evade C&C Detection

New Pingback Malware Using ICMP Tunneling to Evade C&C Detection

Researchers on Tuesday disclosed a novel malware that uses a variety of tricks to stay under the radar and evade detection, while stealthily capable of executing arbitrary commands on infected systems.
Called ‘Pingback,’ the Windows malware leverages Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) tunneling for covert bot communications, allowing the adversary to utilize ICMP packets to piggybackNew Pingback Malware Using ICMP Tunneling to Evade C&C Detection