Detecting P2P botnets through network behavior analysis and machine learning

  title={Detecting P2P botnets through network behavior analysis and machine learning},
  author={Sherif Saad and Issa Traor{\'e} and Ali A. Ghorbani and Bassam Sayed and David Zhao and Wei Lu and John Felix and Payman Hakimian},
  journal={2011 Ninth Annual International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust},
Botnets have become one of the major threats on the Internet for serving as a vector for carrying attacks against organizations and committing cybercrimes. They are used to generate spam, carry out DDOS attacks and click-fraud, and steal sensitive information. In this paper, we propose a new approach for characterizing and detecting botnets using network traffic behaviors. Our approach focuses on detecting the bots before they launch their attack. We focus in this paper on detecting P2P bots… CONTINUE READING
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