Akamai SIRT's research showed that the bandwidth of DDoS attacks coming from the XOR DDoS botnet
ranged from low, single-digit Gbps to 150+ Gbps -- an extremely large attack size.
Producing a botnet
that can collect private information is not the
Attacks involving server-side botnets
have only been observed by Akamai in the most sophisticated and carefully orchestrated DDoS campaigns.
The service monitors the surrounding ecosystem, detects botnet
activity, analyzes and qualifies the risk and finally delivers context and a holistic view of the cyber-threat, providing companies and governments with actionable intelligence to fight back
This particular botnet
appears to have been active for at least the past year, and the mobile malware associated with it has been documented by both Symantec and Trend Micro.
The approach demonstrated by researchers could model the "normal" behavior and then highlight botnet
activity as being a deviation from the normal without the specific variables that are altered by the malware being in plain sight.
Some Citadel Botnet
operators have used infected machines to disrupt bank websites in so-called distributed denial of service attacks, hoping to distract those firms from thefts that are occurring or have occurred, according to the complaint.
We have now been shown how the same botnet
used to buy the Westlife tickets that Stewart sold on eBay was also used to buy tickets for boy band JLS and hip-hop star Drake.
Finally, the scale of the infection made it very interesting, because a botnet
of hundreds of thousands of infected Macs is unprecedented.
Pivotal to the strategy was Microsoft's contention, accepted by federal judges, that the Zeus botnet
fell under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute, whichlet Microsoft and other private-sector parties pursue civil remedies under RICO.
is a network of computers on which a bot has been installed and is usually managed remotely from a Command & Control (C&C) server.
Dancho Danchev, a Bulgarian cybercrime researcher has unmasked Koobface, a group of Russian botnet
operators that have made an estimated USD 2 M over the past few years.
December 2, 2011) -- Atom AMPD, LLC, Volo, developer of the AtomOS Kwick KeyT, a single-source network and communications platform, has formed a strategic partnership with ThreatSTOP in which ThreatSTOP's Botnet
Defense Cloud is integrated into Atom AMPD Kwick KeyT as a value-added service.
At worst, they drop devastating payloads, such as 'back doors' to link PCs to the feared botnet
is a network of computers controlled remotely by hackers and infected with malware.