On Botnets that use DNS for Command and Control

by Christian J. Dietrich, Christian Rossow, Felix C. Freiling, Herbert Bos, Maarten van Steen, Norbert Sept. 10, 2017 via www.distributed-systems.net

We discovered and reverse engineered Feederbot, a botnet that uses DNS as carrier for its command and control. Using k-Means clustering and a Euclidean Distance based classifier, we correctly classified more than 14m DNS transactions of 42,143 malware samples concerning DNS-C&C usage, revealing another bot family with DNS C&C. In addition, we correctly detected DNS C&C in mixed office workstation network traffic


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