Olivier Bilodeau
Olivier Bilodeau
Malware Researcher
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Highlights of your career? Speaking at Defcon, winning at local hacking games competitions (CTFs) and losing at the international ones.

Position and history at ESET? Malware researcher. Joined ESET in 2012.

What malware do you hate the most? Server-side malware running on linux but targeting Windows end-users.

Favorite activities? Brewing my own beer, trolling on IRC and fixing my house.

What is your golden rule for cyberspace? Use a password manager!

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? My parents bought us a CoCo 2. I don’t remember when but I was very young. My parents like to say that I learned to type my name on this computer before learning how to write it on paper.

Favorite computer game/activity? vim

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

A malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose.

Operation Windigo: “Good job, ESET!” says malware author

Following the recognition at Virus Bulletin 2014 of ESET’s research on Operation Windigo, I took the opportunity to ask Marc-Etienne Léveillé – who worked directly on the Operation Windigo report a few questions. Marc-Etienne is a malware researcher at ESET.

Windigo not Windigone: Linux/Ebury updated

There have been some interesting new developments since we published our report on Operation Windigo. In this blog post you will read about a Linux/Ebury update, and the reaction of the criminal gang to our post.

Did you say “Advanced” Persistent Threats?

Once in a while we get to spend time analyzing malicious code that is not as widespread as other threats we’ve encountered. Here we analyze a targeted attack used in Taiwan and Vietnam – but is this ‘APT’ really that advanced?

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