Category Archives: Botnets

An Additional Compilation of Attack Maps (Including a Tool to Build Your Own)

Finally let’s close this series of posts dedicated to the attack maps made available by security vendors (Part I and Part II) with an additional compilation of more useful resources (once again reported in rigorous alphabetical order).... Read More

It’s Still a World of Botnets and Cyber Attacks

Big data analysis has become a very powerful weapon in the hands of security companies: the ability to process in real time a huge amount of information collected by a global network of sensors allows to build predictive models (in contrast to traditional static signature/blacklist-based approaches) and to distribute the countermeasures at an unprecedented speed.... Read More

Deutsche Telekom Unveils its Security Tachometer

As an ideal follow-up of my old post A (Graphical) World of Botnets and Cyber Attacks, I would like to mention a really interesting project unveiled by Deutsche Telekom few days ago.... Read More

A (Graphical) World of Botnets and Cyber Attacks

Update 3/12/2013: I should also mention the Deutsche Telekom Security Tachometer... Read More

BotClouds Still Hard to Detect (And Mitigate)

This morning, during my usual virtual promenade through my feeds, I came across a really interesting post from Stratsec, a subsidiary of Bae Systems.... Read More

Even Botnets Go on Holidays!

The attack model based on botnet-generated Distributed Denials of Service is opportunistic. The botmaster selects a target, gathers as many resources as possible among his army of zombie machines, and when he realizes to have achieved enough firepower, simply selects a target and pushes the attack button. After this the target is inevitably flooded by packets generated by the bots, while the unaware owners of the zombie machines perform their normal work or fun activities with their infected computers.... Read More