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Type: Journal article
Title: Efficient botnet herding within the Tor network
Author: Kang, L.
Citation: Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, 2015; 11(1):19-26
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1772-9890
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Lachlan Kang
Abstract: During 2013 the Tor network had a massive spike in new users as a botnet started using Tor hidden services to hide its C&C (Command and Control) servers. This resulted in network congestion and reduced performance for all users. Tor hidden services are attractive to botnet herders because they provide anonymity for both the C&C servers and the bots. The aim of this paper is to present a superior way that Tor hidden services can be used for botnet C&C which minimises harm to the Tor network while retaining all security benefits.
Description: Published online: 29 November 2014
Rights: © Springer-Verlag France 2014
DOI: 10.1007/s11416-014-0229-4
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