Rule Category

MALWARE-CNC -- Snort has detected a Comand and Control (CNC) rule violation, most likely for commands and calls for files or other stages from the control server. The alert indicates a host has been infiltrated by an attacker, who is using the host to make calls for files, as a call-home vector for other malware-infected networks, for shuttling traffic back to bot owners, etc.

Alert Message

MALWARE-CNC DNS suspicious .bit dns query

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a DNS query for the suspicious ".bit" top level domain is observed. Impact: A Network Trojan was detected Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

This rule fires when a DNS query is made for a .bit address.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Command and Control

Technique: Standard Application Layer Protocol

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information