A comparative study of traditional botnets versus super-botnets

  title={A comparative study of traditional botnets versus super-botnets},
  author={Ahmed Barakat Barakat and Sherif Khattab},
  journal={2010 The 7th International Conference on Informatics and Systems (INFOS)},
Malicious botnets have been around for years. Although the information security community has developed many countermeasures for combating botnets, the recent trend of smaller botnets and the rise of super-botnets (i.e., networks of independent botnets) that are more sophisticated and highly resistant to the current countermeasures pose a serious threat to the entire industry. We have conducted a simulation study to compare major defense strategies against traditional botnets and super-botnets… CONTINUE READING