The Malware Mash
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The Malware Mash

Lyrics


I was coding in the lab late one night

when my eyes beheld an eerie sight 

for my malware threat score began to rise 

and suddenly to my surprise...


It did the Mash 

It did the Malware Mash 

The Malware Mash 

It was a botnet smash 

It did the Mash 

It caught on 'cause of Flash 

The Malware Mash 

It did the Malware Mash


From the Stuxnet worm squirming toward the near east 

to the dark web souqs where the script kiddies feast 

the APTs left their humble abodes 

to get installed from rootkit payloads. 


They did the Mash 

They did the Malware Mash 

The Malware Mash 

It was an adware smash 

They did the Mash 

It caught on 'cause of Flash 

The Malware Mash 

They did the Malware Mash


The botnets were having fun 

The DDoS had just begun 

The viruses hit the darknet, 

with ransomware yet to come. 

The keys were logging, phishing emails abound, 

Snowden on chains, backed by his Russian hounds. 

The Shadow Brokers were about to arrive 

with their vocal group, "The NotPetya Five."


They did the Mash 

They played the Malware Mash

The Malware Mash 

It was a botnet smash 

They did the Mash 

It caught on 'cause of Flash 

The Malware Mash 

They played the Malware Mash


Somewhere in Moscow Vlad's voice did ring 

Seems he was troubled by just one thing. 

He opened a shell then shook his fist 

and said, "Whatever happened to my Turla Trojan twist." 


It's now the Mash 

It's now the Malware Mash 

The Malware Mash 

And it's a botnet smash 

It's now the Mash 

It caught on 'cause of Flash 

The Malware Mash 

It's now the Malware Mash


Now everything's cool, Vlad's a part of the band 

And the Malware Mash is the hit of the land. 

For you, defenders, this mash was meant to 

when you get to my door, tell them Creeper sent you.


Then you can Mash 

Then you can Malware Mash 

The Malware Mash 

And be a botnet smash 

It is the Mash 

Don't you dare download Flash 

The Malware Mash 

Just do the Malware Mash