An Analysis of Botnet Models

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Botnets are a form of cyber threat responsible for massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, delivery of malicious payloads like ransomware, and dissemination of spam which might be used for phishing. Botnets are closely associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly IoT devices, which when compromised can become part of a botnet. The incredible increase in IoT devices and the close relationship of botnets to other attacks cause botnets to be a significant source of cyber threat. Because botnets are complex and evolving, their detection and mitigation has remained a challenge. To address that challenge, models have been constructed for simulation and analysis. This paper will examine existing botnet models and their role in improving mitigation. CCS Concepts • Security and privacy→Intrusion/anomaly detection and malware mitigation→Malware and its mitigation • Security and privacy→Intrusion/anomaly detection and malware mitigation→Intrusion detection systems • Security and privacy→Systems security→Denial-of-service attacks • Security and privacy→Network security→ Denial-of-service attacks Keywords Botnet; Cyber Threat; Lifecycle; Model.