Rule Category

MALWARE-BACKDOOR -- Snort has detected suspicious communication traffic unrelated to commands, such as exfiltration of data from the infected machine, especially larger chunks of data.

Alert Message

MALWARE-BACKDOOR minicommand runtime detection - initial connection server-to-client

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when activity relating to the "minicommand" Trojan Horse program is detected. Impact: Possible theft of data and control of the targeted machine leading to a compromise of all resources the machine is connected to. Details: Trojan horse programs can be used by an attacker to steal data from the infected machine, they can also be used to control the infected host. This event indicates that activity relating to the trojan horse program minicommand has been detected in network traffic. Ease of Attack: This is Trojan activity, the target machine may already be compromised.

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Known Usage

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False Positives

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