Home

About

Advanced Search

Browse by Discipline

Scientific Societies

E-print Alerts

Add E-prints

E-print Network
FAQHELPSITE MAPCONTACT US


  Advanced Search  

 
Black Market Botnets Nathan Friess, John Aycock, and Ryan Vogt
 

Summary: Black Market Botnets
Nathan Friess, John Aycock, and Ryan Vogt
Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
{nfriess,aycock,rvogt}@ucalgary.ca
(Appeared in MIT Spam Conference, 2008)
Abstract
Botnets have yet to be exploited to their full potential, be-
cause they have yet to take advantage of all the informa-
tion available to them. A botmaster who controls a botnet
can use technology that exists now to create an infrastruc-
ture for selling information to third parties in a new way,
exploiting the so-called "Long Tail." This results in not
one, not two, but three new markets and untapped revenue
streams for botmasters. We outline motivations for such
a business model, as well as the mechanics of a possible
implementation. We then present a variety of defenses
against this scenario.
1 Introduction
Many details about people are best retrieved at the source:

  

Source: Aycock, John - Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences