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  • Malware poses one of the major threats to all currently operated computer systems. The scale of the problem becomes obvious by looking at the global economic loss caused by different kinds of malware, which is estimated to be more than US$ 10 billion every year. Botnets, a special kind of malware, are used to reap economic gains by criminals as well as for politically motivated activities. In contrast to other kinds of malware, botnets utilize a hidden communication channel to receive commands from their operator and communicate their current status. The ability to execute almost arbitrary commands on the infected machines makes botnets a general-purpose tool to perform malicious cyber-activities. (Verlagsangaben)

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Document Type:Book (monograph, edited volume)
Author:Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Jan Gassen, Elmar Gerhards-Padilla, Peter Martini
Parent Title (English):Springer Briefs in Cybersecurity
Number of pages:97
Publisher:Springer London
Place of publication:London
Date of first publication:2013/06/29
Keyword:Analysis; Botnets; Conficker; Countermeasures; Cyber Attacks; Cyber Security; Cybercrime; Cybercrime Legislation; Malware; Stuxnet
Departments, institutes and facilities:Institut für Cyber Security & Privacy (ICSP)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
Entry in this database:2021/07/27