Crouching Powerpoint, Hidden Trojan

An analysis of targeted attacks from 2005 to 2007

Maarten Van Horenbeeck

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Targeted trojan attacks first attracted attention in early 2005, when the UK NISCC warned of their wide spread use in attacks on UK national infrastructure. Incidents such as "Titan Rain" and the compromise of US Department of State computer systems have increased their profile in the last two years. This presentation will consist of hard, technical information on attacks in the form of a case study of an actual attack ongoing since 2005. It covers exploitation techniques, draws general conclusions on attack methodologies and focuses on how to defend against the dark arts.