Blackhat USA 2019 – Worm Charming: Harvesting Malware Lures for Fun and Profit

Worm charming (grunting or fiddling) is an increasingly rare real-world skill for attracting earthworms from the ground. A competitive sport in East Texas, most worm charming methods involve some vibration of the soil, which encourages the worms to surface. In our context, we’ll apply a series of YARA rules to charm interesting samples to the surface from the ~1M files uploaded to Virus Total daily.

By Pedram Amini

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