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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Editor-in-chief
Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
It's a honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACN. I'll work together with the editors and reviewers to help the journal progress
JACN 2014 Vol.2(1): 18-23 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/JACN.2014.V2.74

A Hacking Case Study: Detection, Communication, and Code

Hesham M. Al-Ammal
Abstract—We document the techniques used in an actual hacking case which was took place in an academic organization. The study describes the methodology used by the hacker to infiltrate several faculty members’ desktop machines and embed malware to gain access to private information and manipulate student records. The Trojan and command and control software that was retrieved by disassembly is presented and analyzed. Finally we discuss why the methods used by the attacker were so successful even though common security tools were deployed at the organization and propose some countermeasures.

Index Terms—Hacking, trust and security, computer security, network security, malware analysis, Trojan, intrusion detection.

Hesham M. Al-Ammal is with the University of Bahrain, Sakheer, Bahrain (e-mail: halammal@uob.edu.bh).

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Cite:Hesham M. Al-Ammal, "A Hacking Case Study: Detection, Communication, and Code," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 18-23, 2014.

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