Automatic analysis of malware behavior

Malheur is a tool for automatic analysis of program behavior recorded from malware. It has been designed to support the regular analysis of malicious software and the development of detection and defense measures.

Malheur allows for identifying novel classes of malware with similar behavior and assigning unknown malware to discovered classes.

Malheur builds on the concept of dynamic analysis: Malware binaries are collected in the wild and executed in a sandbox, where their behavior is monitored during run-time. The execution of each malware binary results in a report of recorded behavior. Malheur analyzes these reports for discovery and discrimination of malware classes using machine learning techniques.

Malheur can be applied to recorded behavior of various format, as long as monitored events are separated by delimiter symbols, for example as in reports generated by the popular malware sandboxes CWSandbox, Anubis, Norman Sandbox and Joebox.




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