This paper discusses the current societal impact, design, implementation and use of botnets, as well as motivations for botnet creation. Additionally, we provide a generalized description of basic analysis techniques for reverse engineering botnets. The tools presented herein are industry examples that enable detection of digital fi ngerprints to identify the botnet authors. This analysis provides direction for and utility of some of the botnet development tools and the information that can be obtained from each of them.
Botnet, malware, virus, reverse engineering, static analysis.
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THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORENSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE - IJoFCS
Volume 2, Number 1, pp 65-74, DOI: 10.5769/J200701005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.5769/J200701005
By Chris Ard
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