On 16 August 2016, Wapack Labs became privy to conversations in the dark web that appears to have identified a US Defense Company (DIBCO) conducting anti-botnet activities and active research; exposing the address from which they operated. As a result of this activity, adversary operators (who own the botnet) appear to have taken notice.
Wapack Labs believes, with medium-high confidence, that there will be retaliatory threat posed to the DIBCO –regardless of the accuracy of the underground chatter.
This report was published in its entirety to the Financial Services ISAC and Red Sky Alliance portal on August 16, 2016. For more information, contact Wapack Labs at 844-4-WAPACK.