The modern botnet, also referred to as a zombie army, is a collection of compromised workstations and servers distributed over the public Internet, which jointly serve the agenda of a malicious or criminal entity. Attackers use botnets for a range of nefarious tasks including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, spam-marketing, collecting sensitive credit card/financial data and more.
In this white paper, you’ll learn:
• How botnets operate
• How to detect signs and symptoms of botnet infiltration
• Advantages of host and network botnet detection
• Differences between static and behavioral botnet detection
• Tactics for detecting communications with command and control servers