Finding and Analyzing Evil Cities on the Internet

Matthijs G.T. van Polen, Giovane Moreira Moura, Aiko Pras

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Abstract

IP Geolocation is used to determine the geographical location of Internet users based on their IP addresses. When it comes to security, most of the traditional geolocation analysis is performed at country level. Since countries usually have many cities/towns of different sizes, it is expected that they behave differently when performing malicious activities. Therefore, in this paper we refine geolocation analysis to the city level. The idea is to find the most dangerous cities on the Internet and observe how they behave. This information can then be used by security analysts to improve their methods and tools. To perform this analysis, we have obtained and evaluated data from a real-world honeypot network of 125 hosts and from production e-mail servers.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS)
EditorsIsabelle Chrisment, Alva Couch, Rémi Badonnel, Martin Waldburger
Place of PublicationNancy, France
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages38-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21483-7
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StatePublished - 2011

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume6734
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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  • METIS-277609
  • EWI-20081
  • IR-76708

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van Polen, M. G. T., Moreira Moura, G., & Pras, A. (2011). Finding and Analyzing Evil Cities on the Internet. In I. Chrisment, A. Couch, R. Badonnel, & M. Waldburger (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS) (pp. 38-48). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6734). Nancy, France: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21484-4_4

van Polen, Matthijs G.T.; Moreira Moura, Giovane; Pras, Aiko / Finding and Analyzing Evil Cities on the Internet.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS). ed. / Isabelle Chrisment; Alva Couch; Rémi Badonnel; Martin Waldburger. Nancy, France : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 38-48 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6734).

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Finding and Analyzing Evil Cities on the Internet. / van Polen, Matthijs G.T.; Moreira Moura, Giovane; Pras, Aiko.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS). ed. / Isabelle Chrisment; Alva Couch; Rémi Badonnel; Martin Waldburger. Nancy, France : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 38-48 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6734).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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van Polen MGT, Moreira Moura G, Pras A. Finding and Analyzing Evil Cities on the Internet. In Chrisment I, Couch A, Badonnel R, Waldburger M, editors, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS). Nancy, France: Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 38-48. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21484-4_4