Anti-Malware Research

Pushdo Pushing Six Figures

Further sinkholing by the Bitdefender research team saw the Pushdo bots calling home from a surprising 183.909 unique IP addresses, spread all over the world.

As per the latest count, the botnet still has its center of gravity in Asia, with India being the most affected country, followed closely by Vietnam and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The definitive top ten looks as follows:

Iran, Islamic Republic of|9787
United States|9001
Pushdo global distribution map by unique IPs
Pushdo global distribution map by unique IPs

“Overall, we think this is a rather wide-spread bot-net, with an efficient command and control system, as evidenced by the very fast switchover to using the new DGA”, commented Bitdefender researcher Doina Cosovan.

About the author


Razvan Stoica is a journalist turned teacher turned publicist and technology evangelist. When Bitdefender isn't paying him to bring complex subjects to wide audiences, he enjoys writing fiction, skiing and biking. Razvan Stoica started off writing for a science monthly and was the chief editor of a science fiction magazine for a short while before moving on to the University of Medicine in Bucharest where he lectured on the English language. Recruited by Bitdefender in 2004 to add zest to the company's online presence, he has fulfilled a bevy of roles within the company since. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the communications and community-building efforts of the Bitdefender research and technology development arm.

1 Comment

Click here to post a comment
  • Bitdefender has some very good aspects in case of ptoerction such as anti-theft, firewall etc., I wanna use this in my laptop to get more ptoerction.V’l use the trail version of total security. i want to win the licence so that i can continue the full version.thanks