Author Topic: Fireeye:Botnet Classics Part 1  (Read 2463 times)

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January 29, 2009, 08:29:05 pm
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http://blog.fireeye.com/research/2009/01/botnet-classics-part-1.html#more

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An interesting aspect of botnet study is to attempt to learn the motives behind building a particular botnet or trying to find the intent of the criminal mind controlling all the zombies. When it comes to botnet payloads, many different motives come to  mind like DDOS, vulnerability exploitations, key logging, SPAM etc.  But not all botnets are capable of doing everything especially when it comes to vulnerability exploitations, DDOS and password stealing.  Amazingly most of the biggest botnets in recent times have been  dedicated to sending SPAM.  Take for example Srizbi, Rustock, Storm(mostly), Grum and now Waledac.
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