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Malicious Bots
An Inside Look into the Cyber-Criminal Underground of the Internet





ISBN 9780367387037
Published September 19, 2019 by Auerbach Publications
168 Pages

 
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Originally designed as neutral entities, computerized bots are increasingly being used maliciously by online criminals in mass spamming events, fraud, extortion, identity theft, and software theft. Malicious Bots: An Inside Look into the Cyber-Criminal Underground of the Internet explores the rise of dangerous bots and exposes the nefarious methods of  “botmasters”. This valuable resource assists information security managers in understanding the scope, sophistication, and criminal uses of bots.

With sufficient technical detail to empower IT professionals, this volume provides in-depth coverage of the top bot attacks against financial and government networks over the last several years. The book presents exclusive details of the operation of the notorious Thr34t Krew, one of the most malicious bot herder groups in recent history. Largely unidentified by anti-virus companies, their bots spread globally for months, launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and warez (stolen software distributions). For the first time, this story is publicly revealed, showing how the botherders got arrested, along with details on other bots in the world today. Unique descriptions of the criminal marketplace – how criminals make money off of your computer – are also a focus of this exclusive book!

With unprecedented detail, the book goes on to explain step-by-step how a hacker launches a botnet attack, providing specifics that only those entrenched in the cyber-crime investigation world could possibly offer.

Authors Ken Dunham and Jim Melnick serve on the front line of critical cyber-attacks and countermeasures as experts in the deployment of geopolitical and technical bots. Their work involves advising upper-level government officials and executives who control some of the largest networks in the world. By examining the methods of Internet predators, information security managers will be better able to proactively prote

Table of Contents

  Introduction to Bots



 



Thr34t Security Krew and the TK Worm



 



Demonstration: How a Hacker Launches a Botnet Attack



 



Introduction to the Use of Botnets in Criminal Activity



 



Botnets and the eCrime Cycle: The iSIGHT Partners’ Approach



 



Technical Introduction to Bots



 



Mitigation



Glossary



 



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Author(s)

Biography

Dunham, Ken; Melnick, Jim