Malware Analysis 

What is Malware Analysis?

Malware Analysis offers a complex understanding of the behavior and objectives of the specific malware sample that is targeting your organization.

Our engineers monitor environmental changes made by the malware. Code analysis is performed on the malware by disassemble and debugger programs. The result is to determine how the malware operates, take precautions to prevent further contamination, and employ techniques to remove the malware safely.

Reverse engineering of malware is the process of taking a captured executable (a stand-alone executable or a library file, such as a DLL. Analyzing malware in a “safe” environment aka Malware Sandbox – such as a virtual environment is a must in during analysis.

What is Malware Analisis Methodology?

Most common ways to analyze malicious application:

Basic Static

Analysis

 

Reviewing of the executable file without analyzing the actual instructions. Verifies whether the data is malicious, present information about its functionality, and sometimes give information allowing to create uncomplicated network signatures. Elementary and quick, but it is mostly useless against sophisticated malware, and it can skip behavior.

 

Launching of malicious software and capture its behavior in a live system to remove the infection, create valid signatures, or both. The lab is required to learn the malicious programs that are running without risk. It will not be useful with all malicious programs and can skip the necessary functionality.

Surface 

Analysis

Hands-on

Code Review

Advanced Static Analysis techniques produce higher complexity compared with the results achieved using other techniques Method consists of the Reverse Engineering of malware components, by downloading the executable file to the disassembler and viewing the instructions of the program to find out what the program is doing.

The processor executes instructions, so this analysis accurately describes what the program does.

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This method uses a debugger to check the internal status of an executing malicious executable. It provides another way to extract detailed information from the executable.

These methods are most useful when you are trying to obtain information that is difficult to compile with the rest of the methods.

Runtime

Analysis

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Malware Analysis.

What are the most popular Malware analysis questions?
What type of malware exists?
  • Worm, virus, keylogger, dropper, etc.
How does malware propagate?
  • Remote code injection, overwrite, network vector, etc.
What does it do (payload)?
  • Registry abuse, dropper, credentials theft, etc.
What are the trigger conditions?
  • Time bomb date, service presence, etc.
What I will have after engagement?

Our engineers conduct an analysis of the malware sample you provide after we provide you a detailed report that includes:

  • Description of the sample and malware classification.
  • An in-depth analysis of malware sample’s functions, threat behavior, and objectives – including IOCs.
  • The report will suggest steps to secure your organization against this type of threat.

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