Anatomy of a Botnet
There’s little debate that organizations are relying more and more on the use of the Internet. Business is evolving and using new technologies revolving around cloud computing. There is a greater need to deliver information to a new data-on-demand end-user. Without a true governing body, the Internet can be a great tool – with some serious security concerns. The increase in Internet usage has begun to see more identity fraud, spamming, malware distribution, bank fraud, and now growing more frequently – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
In Anatomy of a Botnet, Arbor researchers take a deep dive into the behavior, trends, distribution and details of a botnet and DDoS attack. This white paper goes on to examine the intricacies of a botnet or DDoS attack – Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) takes a “look under the hood” approach.
Anatomy of a Botnet outlines how ASERT used a structured, multi-step process to analyze botnet and DDoS attacks. From there, ASERT collected the malware samples daily and executed them in a secured “sandbox” environment. Their results, which are published to a database of more than 2.5 million unique threat analyses, include information on some of the following:
- Categorizing each botnet.
- Identifying each attack.
- Determining botnet and DDoS characteristics.
- A look at and analysis of Malcode.
- Understanding the lifecycle of a botnet.
- Automated identification and tracking.
Download Anatomy of a Botnet to learn more about the workings of a botnet and DDoS attack. By understanding the design of a malicious attack, environments are able to better secure their infrastructure. There is a greater reliance on the Internet and as a result, botnets and DDoS attacks are on the rise. Anatomy of a Botnet and ASERT help illustrate need for preparation and a greater understanding of both botnets and DDoS attacks.