Don’t Do This At Home: 0wning Botnets

March 10, 2010 (at 4 p.m.) in Attack & Research

Most botnets suck. They are based on crappy software maintained by clueless people – completely boring for the experienced botnet takeover guy. You are looking for challenges? This talk demonstrates how the more sophisticated botnets that make use of e.g., peer-to-peer technology or strong cryptography can be 0wned. We will have a look at the infamous Storm Worm, the Waledac bot, and also our last year’s favorite, Conficker. Sit back, relax, enjoy!

Werner Tillmann

Tillmann Werner used to work as an incident handler at the German national CERT and is currently employed as a computer scientist at the University of Bonn. He is a member of the Honeynet Project and has been doing research in the area of network-based attacks for almost a decade.