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Hackers turning to Tor network to hide evolved malware, warns Kaspersky Lab
Criminals plan to release a fresh wave of advanced cyber attack campaigns using the anonymising Tor network, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky Lab senior security researcher Sergey Lozhkin issued the warning during a webinar attended by V3, citing the recently discovered ChewBacca and evolved Zeus Tor malware as proof of their claim.
“The Tor network started small but lots of hackers and cyber criminals have discovered the benefits of storing their communities and malware there. We’ve seen malware developers creating malware that communicates with the Tor network and passes its command-and-control servers (C&C) through it. This is because when you create a resource in Tor it’s almost impossible to know who owns it or where it’s hosted,” he said.