Title: A survey of botnet crimeware life cycle

Authors: Laheeb M. Ibrahim; Karam Hatim

Addresses: Department of Software Engineering, College of Computer Sciences and Mathematics, University of Mosul, Iraq ' Department of Software Engineering, College of Computer Sciences and Mathematics, University of Mosul, Iraq

Abstract: The tremendous growth in the use of techniques of computer networks and internet in various life directions have exposed users of computer networks and internet to the risk of penetration by the attackers such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and botnets. These attacks have a negative impact on the computer network and internet and result in delays due to congestion, extensive loss of network bandwidth as well as Futility and stealing users' computers data and money. One of the most important issues in network security is to deal carefully with existence of bots/botnets. In this research our main interest is to perform a comprehensive study about the risk of botnet (penetrate, detect and prevent botnet) on the computer network and internet.

Keywords: crimeware life cycle; command and control; IRC botnets; P2P botnets; network security; bots; internet; cyber attacks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2012.051727

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2012 Vol.4 No.4, pp.250 - 255

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 27 Jan 2013 *

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