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By Cameron H. Malin

Malware Forensics box advisor for Linux Systems is a convenient reference that indicates scholars the basic instruments had to do machine forensics research on the crime scene. it truly is a part of Syngress Digital Forensics box Guides, a sequence of partners for any electronic and computing device forensic pupil, investigator or analyst. each one advisor is a toolkit, with checklists for particular initiatives, case reviews of inauspicious occasions, and professional analyst tips that would relief in getting better info from electronic media that would be utilized in felony prosecution.

This booklet collects info from all tools of digital facts garage and move units, together with pcs, laptops, PDAs and the pictures, spreadsheets and different varieties of records saved on those units. it truly is particular for Linux-based platforms, the place new malware is built each day. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and interpreting malicious code. Chapters disguise malware incident reaction - risky info assortment and exam on a stay Linux procedure; research of actual and strategy reminiscence dumps for malware artifacts; autopsy forensics - getting to know and extracting malware and linked artifacts from Linux platforms; felony concerns; dossier id and profiling preliminary research of a suspect dossier on a Linux method; and research of a suspect program.

This e-book will entice machine forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists.

  • A compendium of on-the-job initiatives and checklists
  • Specific for Linux-based structures within which new malware is built each day
  • Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and reading malicious code

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Casey helps client organizations handle security breaches and analyzes digital evidence in a wide range of investigations, including network intrusions with international scope. In his prior work at cmdLabs and as Director of Digital Forensics and Investigations at Stroz Friedberg, he maintained an active docket of cases and co-managed technical operations in the areas of digital forensics, cyber-crime investigation, and incident handling. He has testified in civil and criminal cases, and has submitted expert reports and prepared trial exhibits for computer forensic and cyber-crime cases.

Today, various forms of malware are proliferating, automatically spreading (worm behavior), providing remote control access (Trojan horse/backdoor behavior), and sometimes concealing their activities on the compromised host (rootkit behavior). Furthermore, malware has evolved to pollute cross-platform, cloud, and BYOD environments; undermine security measures; disable anti-virus tools; and bypass firewalls by connecting from within the network to external command and control servers. One of the primary reasons that developers of malicious code are taking such extraordinary measures to protect their creations is that, once the functionality of malware has been decoded, digital investigators know what traces and patterns to look for on the compromised host and in network traffic.

Malin was a recipient of the Attorney General舗s Award for Distinguished Service for his role as a Case Agent in Operation Phish Phry. In 2011 he was recognized for his contributions to a significant cyber counterintelligence investigation for which he received the National Counterintelligence Award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Malin is the Chapter Lead for the Southern California Chapter of the Honeynet Project, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the security of the Internet through research, analysis, and information regarding computer and network security threats.

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