Win32/Hodprot: Hot off the Press


A week or so ago we promised you a full paper expanding on our Hodprot is a Hotshot blog. That paper is now up on the white papers page at

Title: Hodprot: Hot to Bot

By: Eugene Rodionov, Aleksandr Matrosov, and Dmitry Volkov, August 2011

Abstract: A comprehensive analysis of Win32/Hodprot, one of the families of malware most used in banking fraud in Russia and its neighbours.

(It's actually 15 pages: pretty slender compared to our Stuxnet report, but lots of interesting detail nonetheless.)

I'll probably return to the topic in a future blog, but I think the world has heard enough from me for today.

ESET Senior Research Fellow

Author David Harley, ESET

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