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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8244 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title:  J. Adv. Comput. Netw.
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Professor Haklin Kimm
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry Chan
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, ProQuest, and Google Scholar.
    • E-mail: jacn@ejournal.net
Professor Haklin Kimm
East Stroudsburg University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of JACN. We encourage authors to submit papers on all aspects of computer networks.

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).


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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