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The Evolving Era of Botnet Empires: BSidesLV 2016

Botnets are part of the dynamic infrastructure seen in modern large scale cyber attacks, spy networks, spamming, and the distribution of malware; such as ransomware. Join Andrea for an overview of the history of botnets, their evolving characteristics, and botnet detection methods.

Listener Takeaways:

• An overview of the evolution of botnets, including network communication changes and the change in botnet mechanics
• Understand popular uses for botnets, highlighting famous campaigns
• Learn about communications that happen between bots and servers after infection
• Learn about the type of malware commonly distributed through botnets
• A synopsis of the history and takedown attempt of Dridex
• Learn about botnet detection methods

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