In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware.
Education: B. Eng. Computer Engineering / Ph.D. Computer Science
Highlights of your career? The day I successfully made coffee at ESET Montréal’s office. I also presented at some security conferences like REcon and Virus Bulletin.
Position and history at ESET? I joined ESET in 2013, and before that I collaborated on several projects with ESET, as a LateX writer mainly. I am currently a malware researcher in the Security Intelligence Program.
What malware do you hate the most? I don’t have a favorite, I really execrate all of them.
Favorite activities? Reading sci-fi and cage fighting.
What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Don’t be naive.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? Good old 1990s, with a Pentium 200 (MMX).
Favorite computer game/activity? Losing at Quake Live.