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Title: Attack of the 50 Foot Botnet
Authors: Vogt, Ryan
Aycock, John
Keywords: Computer Science
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2006
Abstract: The trend toward smaller botnets may be more dangerous in terms of large-scale attacks like distributed denials of service. We examine the possibility of super-botnets, networks of independent botnets that can be coordinated for attacks of unprecedented scale. For an adversary, super-botnets would also be extremely versatile and resistant to countermeasures. Our simulation results shed light on the feasibility and structure of super-botnets and some properties of their command-and-control mechanism. Possible defenses against the threat of super-botnets are suggested.
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