Research Saturday 4.29.23
Ep 279 | 4.29.23

HinataBot focuses on DDoS attack.

Show Notes

This week our guests are, Larry Cashdollar, Chad Seaman and Allen West from Akamai Technologies, and they are discussing their research on "Uncovering HinataBot: A Deep Dive into a Go-Based Threat." The team discovered a new Go-based, DDoS-focused botnet. They found it was named after the popular anime show "Naruto," they are calling it "HinataBot"

In the research it says "HinataBot was seen being distributed during the first three months of 2023 and is actively being updated by the authors/operators." Akamai was able to get a deep look into the malware works by using a combination of reverse engineering the malware and imitating the command and control (C2) server.

The research can be found here: