Web server botnets and hosting farms as attack platforms


Gadi Evron

Beyond Security, Israel

Kfir Damari

Beyond Security, Israel

Noam Rathaus

Beyond Security, Israel
Editor: Helen Martin


Web server malware may be used to establish a foothold for the general exploitation of the infected server, or to compromise the server for specific purposes ranging from DDoS to spamming. Some more advanced uses include the construction of botnet armies from these web servers. Gadi Evron and his colleagues describe the problem.

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