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Malicious Traffic analysis using Wireshark by collection of Indicators of Compromise

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2022
Bindu Dodiya, Umesh Kumar Singh

Bindu Dodiya and Umesh Kumar Singh. Malicious Traffic analysis using Wireshark by collection of Indicators of Compromise. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(53):1-6, February 2022. BibTeX

	author = {Bindu Dodiya and Umesh Kumar Singh},
	title = {Malicious Traffic analysis using Wireshark by collection of Indicators of Compromise},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {February 2022},
	volume = {183},
	number = {53},
	month = {Feb},
	year = {2022},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-6},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2022921876},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Packet analysis is a primary trace back technique in network forensics, Packet analysis, often referred to as packet sniffing or protocol analysis, describes the process of capturing and interpreting live data as it flows across a network in order to better understand what is happening on that network. This can be used to find traces of nefarious online behavior, data breaches, unauthorized website access, malware infection, and intrusion attempts, and to reconstruct image files, documents, email attachments, etc. sent over the network .Packet analysis is typically performed using a packet sniffer, a tool used to capture raw network data going across the wire. Wireshark proves to be an effective open source tool in the study of network packets and their behavior. In this regard, Wireshark can be used in identifying and categorizing various types of attack signatures. It lets administrator to see what’s happening on network at a microscopic level. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Wireshark is applied in network protocol diagnosis and can be used to find some basic indicators of compromise for a malware.


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