Inside the business model for botnets

Press/Media: Research

Description

Botnets are shadowy networks of computers controlled by hidden actors and linked to everything that’s bad on the web. They have been implicated in distributed denial-of-service attacks, spamming campaigns, click fraud, and bank fraud, to name just a few of the nastiest flavors of cybercrime. Clearly somebody, somewhere is making a fortune masterminding this kind of criminal activity. [More]

Period14 May 2018

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleInside the business model for botnets
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMIT Technology Review
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date14/05/18
    DescriptionBotnets are shadowy networks of computers controlled by hidden actors and linked to everything that’s bad on the web. They have been implicated in distributed denial-of-service attacks, spamming campaigns, click fraud, and bank fraud, to name just a few of the nastiest flavors of cybercrime. Clearly somebody, somewhere is making a fortune masterminding this kind of criminal activity.
    Producer/AuthorEmerging Technology from the arXiv
    URLhttps://www.technologyreview.com/s/611123/inside-the-business-model-for-botnets/
    PersonsAbhishta Abhishta

Keywords

  • Business Model
  • Botnet
  • Economics