Evolutionary algorithms for classification of malware families through different network behaviors

@inproceedings{Rafique2014EvolutionaryAF,
  title={Evolutionary algorithms for classification of malware families through different network behaviors},
  author={M. Zubair Rafique and Ping Chen and Christophe Huygens and Wouter Joosen},
  booktitle={GECCO},
  year={2014}
}
The staggering increase of malware families and their diversity poses a significant threat and creates a compelling need for automatic classification techniques. In this paper, we first analyze the role of network behavior as a powerful technique to automatically classify malware families and their polymorphic variants. Afterwards, we present a framework to efficiently classify malware families by modeling their different network behaviors (such as HTTP, SMTP, UDP, and TCP). We propose protocol… CONTINUE READING