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The attacker group feature extraction framework : Authorship Clustering based on Genetic Algorithm for Malware Authorship Group Identification


Gun-Yoon Shin, Dong-Wook Kim, Myung-Mook Han, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 1-8, Apr. 2020
10.7472/jksii.2020.21.2.1, Full Text:
Keywords: Authorship Attribution, Attacker Group, genetic algorithm, Malware, Authorship Clustering

Abstract

Recently, the number of APT(Advanced Persistent Threats) attack using malware has been increasing, and research is underway to prevent and detect them. While it is important to detect and block attacks before they occur, it is also important to make an effective response through an accurate analysis for attack case and attack type, these respond which can be determined by analyzing the attack group of such attacks. Therefore, this paper propose a framework based on genetic algorithm for analyzing malware and understanding attacker group's features. The framework uses decompiler and disassembler to extract related code in collected malware, and analyzes information related to author through code analysis. Malware has unique characteristics that only it has, which can be said to be features that can identify the author or attacker groups of that malware. So, we select specific features only having attack group among the various features extracted from binary and source code through the authorship clustering method, and apply genetic algorithm to accurate clustering to infer specific features. Also, we find features which based on characteristics each group of malware authors has that can express each group, and create profiles to verify that the group of authors is correctly clustered. In this paper, we do experiment about author classification using genetic algorithm and finding specific features to express author characteristic. In experiment result, we identified an author classification accuracy of 86% and selected features to be used for authorship analysis among the information extracted through genetic algorithm.


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[APA Style]
Gun-Yoon Shin, Dong-Wook Kim, & Myung-Mook Han (2020). The attacker group feature extraction framework : Authorship Clustering based on Genetic Algorithm for Malware Authorship Group Identification. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 21(2), 1-8. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.2.1.

[IEEE Style]
G. Shin, D. Kim and M. Han, "The attacker group feature extraction framework : Authorship Clustering based on Genetic Algorithm for Malware Authorship Group Identification," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1-8, 2020. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.2.1.

[ACM Style]
Gun-Yoon Shin, Dong-Wook Kim, and Myung-Mook Han. 2020. The attacker group feature extraction framework : Authorship Clustering based on Genetic Algorithm for Malware Authorship Group Identification. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 21, 2, (2020), 1-8. DOI: 10.7472/jksii.2020.21.2.1.