The research and development division of WetStone Technologies, WetStone Labs, performs malware research and develops a suite of advanced digital forensic and incident response tools that support a wide range of investigative needs that include:

  • Performing security audits
  • Assessment of vulnerability
  • Discovering the presence of malicious applications
  • Exposing Steganography usage
  • Collecting evidence from live systems

WetStone’s solutions provide customers with the tools to better understand a cyber threat, and assist them in profiling the intent, sophistication, capabilities and communications of an attacker.



Malware Research and Product Development:

WetStone Labs maintains a repository of malware segmented into twenty-five categories. The datasets in this repository are utilized by the Gargoyle Investigator™ family of malware discovery tools to detect and identify known malicious software and potentially unwanted applications.

Steganography and Encryption datasets are provided to WetStone StegoHunt™ and StegoCommand™ users to detect and identify known data hiding programs.

Gargoyle Dataset Categories

  • Anti-Forensics
  • Botnet
  • Cryptojacking
  • Cryptomining
  • Denial of Service
  • Encryption
  • Exploit Kit
  • Exploit Scanner
  • Fraud Tools
  • Keylogger
  • Password Cracking

  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Piracy
  • Ransomware
  • Remote Access
  • Rootkit
  • Scareware
  • Sniffer
  • Spyware
  • Toolkit
  • Trojan
  • Web Threats
  • Wireless Tools

StegoHunt/StegoCommand Dataset Categories

  • Encryption
  • Steganography

Steganography, or the practice of data hiding, is commonly utilized by bad actors to either exfiltrate data or embed malicious programs, such as malware, in seemingly-innocent images and other media files.

Utilizing state of the art steganography detection algorithms, StegoHunt and StegoCommand can detect the presence of hidden data in a variety of different file types. These products can also identify the presence of tools commonly used to embed hidden data in files.

WetStone is the industry leader in steganalysis tools.

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