Master of Science (MS)
Fabio Di Troia
A botnet is a collection of computers controlled by a botmaster, often used for malicious activity. Social network provides an ideal medium for botnets to spread their reach. In this research, we develop and analyze a botnet that uses Twitter for its command and control channel. We use this botnet to perform a distributed denial of service attack on a web server, and we utilize the biological epidemic models to analyze the spread of the botnet using Twitter.
Makkar, Ismeet Kaur, "SocioBot: Twitter for Command and Control of a Botnet" (2015). Master's Projects. 392.