From an attacker’s perspective, the best botnet is the one you’ve never heard of, since the authorities won’t know what to take down. Using that measure, Ponmocup—a botnet recently detailed by the security group Fox-IT—is pretty successful, considering it has hung around over nine years and infected over 15 million victims. Watch today’s episode for more on this elusive new botnet.
(Episode Runtime: 5:36)
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGGgYErnNVs
- Research paper on an elusive nine year old botnet [PDF] – Fox IT
- A 15M victim strong botnet you’ve never heard of – The Register