The cybercrime market is constantly evolving, and it is currently full of knowledgeable individuals who have focused on their core competencies to offer services to those who have not the skills, patience or time to make what they want or need for their criminal exploits.
While some botherders have opted for the arguably much safer P2P architecture in order to assure their botnets' resilience, others are still clinging to the standard distributed C&C option.
Ameen Pishdadi is the CTO at GigeNET. In this interview he discusses the various types of DDoS attacks, tells us who is at risk, tackles information gathering during attacks, lays out the lessons that he's learned when he mitigated large DDoS attacks, and more.
Following increased efforts by a number of companies and organizations, the takedown on botnet C&C servers is now a pretty regular occurrence and cyber crooks have reacted by decentralizing the communication between bots and their controllers.
Member states of the European Union might soon be creating new laws that will raise minimum prison sentences for convicted cyber attackers and botnet herders.