SocioBot: a Twitter-based botnet Online publication date: Mon, 19-Dec-2016
by Ismeet Kaur Makkar; Fabio Di Troia; Corrado Aaron Visaggio; Thomas H. Austin; Mark Stamp
International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN), Vol. 12, No. 1, 2017
Abstract: A botnet is a collection of computers controlled by a botmaster, often used for malicious activity. Social media provides an ideal platform for controlling a botnet, and also an avenue for botnets to spread their reach. In this research, we develop a botnet, SocioBot, that uses Twitter for its command and control (C&C) system. We conduct a variety of simulations based on this botnet. Epidemic models are used to validate and analyse our botnet simulations.
Online publication date: Mon, 19-Dec-2016
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