Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Botnet Simulation for Measuring Its Robustness

Sayed Muchallil, Subhasish Dutta Chowdhuri, Kiran Venkatesh, Abhiram Doddaballapur Venkatraman, Candeep Singh

Abstract


Malware attacks on the Internet have increased
substantially in recent years for which botnets are a root
cause. A "botnet" is a network of compromised computers
controlled by an attacker known as the "botmaster". To be
able to effectively detect and defend against botnets, it is very
important to have a good understanding of their construction
procedure and propagation methodology. In this work, we
study the construction of an unstructured peer-to-peer
botnet, its propagation methodology, diurnal properties and
robustness. This simulation shows that the more frequently a
node updates its buddy list, the lesser is the process overhead
involved.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17529/jre.v9i3.164

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