Qakbot is an information stealer also known as Qbot. This family of malware has been active for years, and Qakbot generates distinct traffic patterns. This Wireshark tutorial reviews a recent packet capture (pcap) from a Qakbot infection. Understanding these traffic patterns can be critical for security professionals when detecting and investigating Qakbot infections.
Note: This tutorial assumes you have a basic knowledge of network traffic and Wireshark. We use a customized column display shown in this tutorial. You should also have experience with Wireshark display filters as described in this additional tutorial.
Source: Palo Alto