RAM Malware Analysis

 

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What is Malware Analysis?

Malware analysis is the study or process of determining the functionality, origin, and potential impact of a particular malware sample, such as a virus, worm, Trojan, a rootkit or a backdoor. Malware is computer software designed to harm the host operating system or to steal sensitive data from end users, organizations or companies. Malware may include software that collects unauthorized user information. Malware analysis is an important part of the prevention and detection of cyber attacks. Using malware analysis tools, cyber security experts or security engineers can analyze the life cycle of an attack and gain important forensic information to improve their threat intelligence.

Why Is It Needed?

Malware analysis refers to the process by which the purpose and functionality of the given malware samples are analyzed and determined by malware analysts. The information extracted from the malware scan provides information on the development of an effective malware detection technique. In addition, it is an essential aspect to develop effective removal tools, able to permanently remove malware on an infected system. Before 10 to 15 years, malware analysis was done manually by malware analyst experts. The process was tedious and tedious. The number of malware that needed to be scanned by vulnerability researchers was slowly increasing every day. This demand has led to effective malware scanning procedures. The purpose of this research is to study the techniques used to effectively perform malware scanning and detection on enterprise systems to reduce the damage caused by malware attacks on the functioning of organizations. Malware analysis experiments were conducted using both malware analysis techniques, namely dynamic analysis and static analysis on two different malware samples.

Why Malware Analysis?

  Malware analysis can be performed with different purposes.

  • -Understand the capabilities of the malware
  • -Determine how the malware works
  • -Evaluate the damage caused by the malware intrusion
  • -Identify the indicators that will help us identify another machine infected with the same malware and the level of infection on the network.
  • -Help us determine if the malware exploits a vulnerability or how it persists on the system.
  • -Determine the nature and purpose of the malware
  • -Understand who is targeted and what is its quality.
  • -To understand what information has been stolen.

Three Types of Malware Analysis

Investigating malware is a process that requires a few steps. These four stages form a pyramid that develops in complexity. The closer you get to the top of the pyramid, the complexity of the steps increases and the skills needed to implement them are less common. Here we start from the bottom to show you what to do to find malware at every step.

Dynamic analysis:

One of the easiest ways to evaluate a suspicious program is to analyze it using fully automated tools. Fully automated tools can quickly assess the capabilities of malware if it infiltrates the system. This scan generates a detailed report on network traffic, file activity, and registry keys. Although a fully automated analysis does not provide as much information as an analyst, it remains the fastest method of filtering large amounts of malware.

Static property analysis:

In order to deepen the analysis of malware, it is imperative to examine its static properties. These properties are easy to access because there is no need to run the potential malicious program, which takes longer. Static properties include hashes, embedded strings, embedded resources, and header information. The properties must be able to show elementary indicators of compromise.

Interactive behavioral analysis:

To observe a malicious file, it can often be placed in an isolated laboratory to determine if it directly infects the laboratory. Analysts will frequently monitor these labs to see if the malicious file is attempting to connect to hosts. With this information, the analyst will then be able to replicate the situation to see what the malicious file would do once it is connected to the host, which would give them an advantage over those using automated tools. Analyst may be penetration testers, malware analysts or vulnerability researchers.

Incident Analysis

Malware attacks are among the most common security threats. Not only are malware incidents increasing rapidly, but attack methods are becoming more complicated. This raises the importance of being prepared with a plan for handling and analyzing malware incidents and keeping it up-to-date.

How Incident Hadling Done?

Step 1 Identify an incident response team and outline responsibilities.

Prepare the team to respond to security events resulting in an incident. Of course, an effective defensein-depth security strategy should also be implemented and maintained to reduce the likelihood of a successful attack.

Step 2 – When an incident occurs, Incident Response Team members must be ready to defend

When an incident occurs, Incident Response Team members must quickly gather, analyze, and interpret events and log files from the intrusion detection systems firewalls, routers, switches, domain controllers and other networked systems. Interpretation and analysis are essential for this phase as they help to determine the level of impact of security for a given incident.

During this phase, the Incident Response Team will likely attempt to determine the intent of the attacker, which may further guide incident response efforts. Some questions that may be asked during this analysis include:

  • Was the attack specific to the organization or was it opportunistic?
  • Was the attack intended to penetrate directly into the organization or simply to gain lateral access to the real target by exploiting supplier-business-to-business relationships?
  • Was the attack part of an initial attacker reconnaissance, and can the information be used to counter future attacks?

Step 3 – Containing a security incident mitigates losses.

After confinement, eradication may be necessary. This includes removing malware and disabling compromised accounts. During recovery, administrators restore the normal operation of systems and correct identified vulnerabilities to prevent such incidents from happening again, especially since successful attacks are often followed by similar techniques on similar targets.

Step 4 – The forensics team  Learning about incidents

Then forensics team  Learning about incidents and improving processes and defenses is essential, but often overlooked. A post-incident review identifies weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in the security architecture, as well as the capabilities of the incident response team.

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Why is incident response and malware scanning necessary?

When a cyber attack occurs in your PC or Network, an expert in the field lives up to expectations. Precious time takes the side seat when you rely on internal techniques to recover from the incident. A professional is needed to manage and mitigate the problem without causing further damage to your organization’s data.

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