Coreflood Trojan: Part 2

Hello everyone, welcome back to my memory analysis series. If you didn’t read the first part of the series — go back and read it here:

Memory Analysis For Beginners With Volatility — Coreflood Trojan: Part 1

Just to recap quickly:(if you don’t want the recap skip to the next section) Last time we left off at finding out what the malicious code that was injected into IEXPLORE.EXE process was doing. We used the apihooks command to list all instances of hooking in our host’s machine. Just to remind you, here’s what we found:

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An example of a classic IAT hook. (Explained in the last post)

As we can see above is our piece of code that was hooked. The module that was hooked is kernel32.dll. The CALL instruction calls a different function that was injected into memory instead of LoadLibraryW. It executes this beautiful malicious piece of code (which you can see for yourself — If you dont remember how, go back to the previous…

Welcome to my series on memory analysis with Volatility. To start off the series I want to make sure we’re all sorted out with our knowledge of Windows internals. If you’re not sure you know about any of these subjects, you should go ahead and read about them a little.

You need to know the basics of how memory works in Windows. Ill try to explain as much as I can in the article. Other than that, whatever you don’t understand you’re welcome to read up on!

Reading list:

  • Kernel Mode
  • User Mode
  • Virtual Memory
  • Windows Processes

A little bit of…

The Mind And Evolution: How Did Consciousness Evolve?

To those of you who missed my previous post about the mind, I’ll do a quick recap:

The mind is the feeling of subjectivity that we all have, the feeling of what it’s like to be us.

When you wake up with a headache in the morning, you can’t ignore it. You feel that feeling of “what’s it like to have a headache”. That feeling of “what’s it like to — ” is called qualia.

In some sense, qualia defines conscious experience, Without it, we would all be computers with no subjective experience or conciousness of reality at all.

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The question which I want to pose in this article has been on my mind for quite some…

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Hey there. You, are a conscious being. You felt it when you woke up this morning, You feel it now.

You, are you. You know what it’s like to be you, and only you can know it. Only you can experience what it feels like to be you. Sounds pretty simple right?

Let’s think about that for a second. If I told you that I could let you see what your friend is experiencing while they’re eating an apple, what I would do is take you and your friend to a lab and let the scientists in the lab scan your friend’s brain by using a super advanced technique to map out their brain activity. The scientists would achieve this by tracking every neuron in your friend’s brain and seeing which neurons fire at each moment while they’re being fed an apple. …


David Schiff

Data Science , Cyber Security and Philosophy. Great Combo

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