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

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