Mariposa Botnet

Mariposa Botnet

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mariposa botnet, discovered December 2008, is a botnet mainly involved in cyberscamming and denial of service attacks. Before the botnet itself was dismantled on December 23, 2009, it consisted of 8 to 12 million individual zombie computers infected with the "Butterfly Bot," making it one of the largest known botnets. The botnet was originally created by the DDP Team, using a malware program called "Butterfly bot," which was also sold to various individuals and organisations. The goal of this malware program was to install itself on an uninfected PC, monitoring activity for passwords, bank credentials and credit cards. After that the malware would attempt to self-propagate to other connectible systems using various supported methods, such as MSN, P2P and USB.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136249979
  • 9786136249971