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Botnet command and control mechanisms

Zeidanloo, Hossein Rouhani and Abdul Manaf, Azizah (2009) Botnet command and control mechanisms. In: 2009 Second International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering, 2009, Dubai.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCEE.2009.151


Botnet is most widespread and occurs commonly in today‘s cyber attacks, resulting in serious threats to our network assets and organization’s properties. Botnets are collections of compromised computers (Bots) which are remotely controlled by its originator (BotMaster) under a common Commond-and-Control (C&C) infrastructure. They are used to distribute commands to the Bots for malicious activities such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, sending large amount of SPAM and other nefarious purposes. Understanding the Botnet C&C channels is a critical component to precisely identify, detect, and mitigate the Botnets threats. Therefore, in this paper we provide a classification of Botnets C&C channels and evaluate wellknown protocols (e.g. IRC, HTTP, and P2P) which are being used in each of them.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:kiv record
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:14883
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:15 Sep 2011 02:34
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