Monday, 4 May 2009

Taking over the Torpig botnet

Source: The Computer Security Group at UCSB

"At the beginning of 2009, we took control of the Torpig botnet for ten days. Over this period, we observed more than 180 thousand infections and recorded more than 70 GB of data that the bots collected."

A report has been published: Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover (PDF), UCSB Technical Report, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2009.

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