This book provides solid, state-of-the-art contributions from both scientists and practitioners working on botnet detection and analysis, including botnet economics. It presents original theoretical and empirical chapters dealing with both offensive and defensive aspects in this field. Chapters address fundamental theory, current trends and techniques for evading detection, as well as practical experiences concerning detection and defensive strategies for the botnet ecosystem, and include surveys, simulations, practical results, and case studies.
Part 1. Botnet Modeling, Topologies, and Architectures: 1. Centralized, Decentralized, and Hybrid Botnet Architectures. 2. Peerto-Peer (P2P) Botnets. Mobile Botnets. 3. IoT-based Botnets. 4. Cloud-based Botnets. 5. Social Network Botnets. Part 2. Economics of Botnets: 6. Cybercrime and Underground Economy. 7. Optimization of Botnet Size. 8. Strategies to Reduce the Profitability of Criminal Botnets. 9. Methods to Calculate the Territorial Sizes for Online Criminal Networks. 10. Botnet-as-a-Service, Booters, and Stressers. Part 3. Advanced Covert Command and Control (C&C) Channels: 11. Botnet Behavior and Protocol Modeling and Analysis. 12. Fast-fluxing. Domain Generation Algorithms. Part 4. State-of-the-Art in Detection and Mitigation of Botnets: 13. Botnet-powered DDoS Attacks. 14. Botnet Infiltration. 15. Botnet Shutdown Operation. DGA-based Domain Name Sinkholing: 16. Traffic Monitoring and Big Data Analysis of Botnet Coordination. 17. Graph Representation and Analysis of Botnets.
18. SDN-based Botnet Detection and Blocking. 19. Cryptocurrency Mining Botnets. 20. Legal Issues.