Writing Malware Without Writing Code

Presented at BSidesLV 2017, July 25, 2017, 7 p.m. (25 minutes)

What are the motivations and mechanics of code re-use by malware coders? The talk begin with a few in-the-wild examples of bad guys re-using existing source code. Later, the main course will be served - an experimental malware written especially for the talk from publicly available code snippets, created by almost purely by copy-paste.


  • Gal Bitensky - Sr. Security Researcher - Minerva Labs
    A 29-year-old geek from Tel-Aviv, breaker of stuff. Currently working as a senior malware psychologist in the Israeli start-up Minerva labs. Experienced in various fields, ranging from web application security and Windows internals to SCADA. Fluent in exotic languages like PHP, Lisp and Arabic. Advocate of simple and effective solutions.


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