Detecting algorithmically generated malicious domain names

  title={Detecting algorithmically generated malicious domain names},
  author={Sandeep Yadav and Ashwath Kumar Krishna Reddy and A. L. Narasimha Reddy and Supranamaya Ranjan},
  booktitle={ACM/SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference},
Recent Botnets such as Conficker, Kraken and Torpig have used DNS based "domain fluxing" for command-and-control, where each Bot queries for existence of a series of domain names and the owner has to register only one such domain name. In this paper, we develop a methodology to detect such "domain fluxes" in DNS traffic by looking for patterns inherent to domain names that are generated algorithmically, in contrast to those generated by humans. In particular, we look at distribution of… 

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