Author: TJ Nel

TJ Nelson is a Research Analyst on Arbor’s ASERT Team. His duties include analyzing emerging threats to Internet security, reverse engineering malicious code and communications protocols, developing policies for attack mitigation, and contributing to the continual improvement and automation of Arbor's internal threat analysis software infrastructure. Prior to Arbor, TJ was a Senior Incident Response Consultant for SecureWorks where he investigated large scale targeted threat intrusions for their Special Operations Team. He organizes his local Security B-Sides conference and leads a local information security group. TJ has a B.S. in Network Security from Rochester Institute of Technology and a M.S. Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

The Flusihoc Dynasty, A Long Standing DDoS Botnet

Since 2015, ASERT has observed and followed a DDoS Botnet named Flusihoc. To date very little has been published about this family, despite numerous anti-virus and intrusion detection signatures created by various vendors. Flusihoc has remained persistent with multiple variants, over 500 unique samples in […]

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