Security researchers from Webroot have uncovered an interesting do-it-yourself (DIY) tool which allows even less skilled cybercriminals to operate an HTTP-based botnet. The tool is currently being sold on underground markets.
During their analysis, experts have found that, in one case, the botnet has already infected 232 hosts.
The pharming feature built into the malware is somewhat outdated, especially if compared to the modern kits, but it could still be efficiently used to steal sensitive information.
The tool, developed in Visual Basic Script 6.0, allows botmasters to remove bots, navigate a certain website in both hidden and visible modes, steal information, and execute various commands.
Cybercriminals are also provided with detailed statistics regarding the hosts that the malware have infected.
Check out the gallery below to see how the tool works and what the control panel looks like.