SPROUTS HOME | FIRST TIME VISITORS | ABOUT | BOARD | GUIDE for AUTHORS | FAQ |CONTACT US
sprouts Login | Create Account AIS
Working Papers on Information Systems ISSN 1535-6078
Browse by: Year | Tag | Author | Organization | Proceedings
Advanced search

Study of Botnets and Their Threats to Internet Security

M. Tariq Banday
University of Kashmir, India
Jameel A. Qadri
BC College of North West London, UK
Nisar A. Shah
University of Kashmir, India


Abstract
Among all media of communications, Internet is most vulnerable to attacks owing to its public nature and virtually without centralized control. With the growing financial dealings and dependence of businesses on Internet, these attacks have even more increased. Whereas previously hackers would satisfy themselves by breaking into someone’s system, in today's world hackers' work under an organized crime plan to obtain illicit financial gains. Various attacks than include spamming, phishing, click fraud, distributed denial of services, hosting illegal material, key logging, etc. are being carried out by hackers using botnets. In this paper a detailed study of botnets vis-a-vis their creation, propagation, command and control techniques, communication protocols and relay mechanism is presented. The aim of this paper is to gain an insight of security threats that users of Internet are facing from hackers by the use of malicious botnets.

Full Text Document:
[img]
Preview
PDF 353Kb
Reference:Banday, M.T., Qadri, J.A., Shah, N.A. (2009). "Study of Botnets and Their Threats to Internet Security," . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(24). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/9-24
Keywords:Botnet, Bot, Internet Security, Spam, Phishing, DDoS, Identity Theft, IRC
Item Type:Article - Volume 9 Article 24 (2009)
Language:English
Email: M. Tariq Banday (sgrmtb@yahoo.com)
Jameel A. Qadri (scorpiojameel@yahoo.com)
Nisar A. Shah (nassgr@yahoo.com)

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Show Tags

Tag this item: