BYOB: Build Your Own Botnet

by Francois Begin
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Pen Testing & Audits covert channels

Botnets  re present  a  clear  and  present  danger  to  information  systems.  They  have   evolved  from  simple  spam  factories  to  underpinning  massive  criminal  operations.   Botnets  are  involved  in  credit  card  and  identity  theft,  various  forms  of  espionage,   denial  of  service  attacks  and  other  unsavory  by-­‐products  of  the  new  digital  lifestyle   that  is  prevalent  in  modern  societies  and  emerging  economies.  Security   professionals  at  any  level  cannot  ignore  this  new  threat.  Having  a  better   understanding  of  the  inner  workings  of  a  botnet  can  lead  to  more  efficient  and   judicious  application  of  mitigation  techniques.  While  other  papers  have  a  tendency   to  drive  deeply  into  complex  bot  and  botnet  code,  this  paper  takes  a  pedagogical   approach  rather  than  a  highly  technic...

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