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Reflex VSA and Storm worm

Revisiting the Refelx VSA, which we evaluated in june last year.

The so-called “Storm worm” is a backdoor Trojan Horse botnet that creates a network of infected computers that can be issued commands by an external malicious operator.

“The Storm worm attacks are the most widespread and dynamic we’ve seen in the last two years,” said Hezi Moore, CTO of Reflex Security. “Enterprise employees are likely to have received numerous e-mails with phony invitations to e-cards and fake news bulletins that lead them to unfamiliar URL addresses that can potentially lead to their computer being infected with the malicious software known as the Storm worm.”

Recently, variants of the widespread Storm worm go beyond infecting physical networks, and can now detect two virtual environments: VMware and Microsoft's Virtual PC. If the Storm worm detects a virtual machine, it will bypass traditional host-based security systems by modifying its behavior, and restarting the system.

Reflex Security Stops Storm Worm
Reflex Security stops the storm worm through three different security mechanisms. First, Reflex VSA detects the e-card executable and blocks the infection before the e-card reaches the server. Second, Reflex VSA blocks any attempts to connect to an external malicious website. Third, the Reflex Security solution will thwart any attempt by the malicious website to exploit a browser to compromise the user’s system. Reflex VSA’s network discovery employs an anomaly behavior module which will detect frequent reboots of the worm and unusual behavior of the virtual machine.

Check out their news release.


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