Botnets Shift from Windows Towards Linux and IoT Platforms

Dr. Eduardo Rocha Senior Solutions Engineer & Security Analyst @ GlobalDots
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Botnets in 2018 continued to use DDoS as their primary weapon to attack high-speed networks, according to NSFOCUS.

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Continuous monitoring and research of botnets discovered significant changes taking place in the coding of malware used to create bots, operations, and maintenance of botnets and IP Chain-Gangs.

Throughout 2018, NSFOCUS developed profiles on 82 IP Chain-Gangs, groups of bots from multiple botnets acting in concert during specific cyber-attack campaigns. Understanding botnets in general and IP Chain-Gangs, in particular, helps improve defensive strategies and, thus, the ability to better mitigate attacks.

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