Thursday, August 27, 2009

Infiltrating a Botnet

Many teams at Cisco are dedicated to security research. One team recently investigated botnets with the goal of improving existing detection methods and discovering the techniques botmasters use to compromise machines. The team’s efforts were rewarded through their protection of an important customer’s network. Their discovery efforts also yielded extraordinary insights into the mind and motives of a botmaster. This paper discusses exploit protection and reports on the interviews the team held with the botmaster they encountered.

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