Automated Botnet Detection and Mitigation

How to find, invade and kill botnets automated and effectively

Georg 'oxff' Wicherski

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Botnets are one of the most buzzy buzzwords out there today in the computer security world. The presented approach allows us to take reliably care of these, such that managers hopefully will not react on ``botnet'' in 2008 any more. This technology allows for automated catching of malware with the now somewhat known nepenthes daemon, automated analysis with CWSandbox and other sandboxes, automated botnet snooping with the botsnoopd daemon and finally (semi-)automated mitigation using various weapons. Hopefully, our autonomous approach will never turn against the human race and begin the final war...