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May 4 2018   6:24PM GMT

command and control server

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A command and control server (C&C server) is a computer that issues directives to digital devices that have been infected with rootkits or other types of malware, such as ransomware. Continued…

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“To protect their malicious operations, hackers are constantly looking for techniques to try and obfuscate their C&C infrastructure and to avoid takedowns by making forensic analysis, detection and attribution a lot harder.” – Michael Cobb

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