Attackers Embracing Steganography to Hide Communication

November 18, 2015

Encouraged by patterns carried out on a larger scale recently, researchers believe digital steganography has arrived as a legitimate method for attackers to use when it comes to obscuring communication between command and control servers.

In a presentation last week at Black Hat Europe researchers with Crowdstrike and Dell SecureWorks cited a handful of campaigns that depend on steganography that have flourished lately.

Steganography, or the art of hiding information inside media, isn’t a particularly new concept, but the researchers claim that malware programmers and operators appear taken with the technique as of late.

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