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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Taha Ali,
Dr Peter Lee,
Professor Feng Hao
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Botnets are the preeminent source of online crime and arguably the greatest threat to the Internet infrastructure. In this paper, we present ZombieCoin, a botnet command-and-control (C&C) mechanism that runs on the Bitcoin network. ZombieCoin offers considerable advantages over existing C&C techniques, most notably the fact that Bitcoin is designed to resist the very regulatory processes currently used to combat botnets. We believe this is a desirable avenue botmasters may explore in the near future and our work is intended as a first step towards devising effective countermeasures.
Author(s): Ali ST, McCorry P, Lee PHJ, Hao F
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: FC 2015 International Workshops, BITCOIN, WAHC, and Wearable
Year of Conference: 2015
Print publication date: 05/09/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
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Series Title: Financial Cryptography and Data Security