We write often about attacks linked to massive botnets like Cutwail, Sality and others. But what   does botnet activity really look like, were  you to visualize it? Security firm Unveillance has put together this short (five minute) video to help explain.

In the video, Unveillance caputred one minute of global botnet activity between 09:00 and 09:01 on June 11, 2012. They then slowed that traffic down so that it was possible to see individual bursts of information from botnet-infected hosts around the globe. 

“The activity displayed within this timeframe is that of infected hosts that are unwitting participants and victims of the botnet,”  Unveilance writes. 

Its worth a watch! 

Categories: Cloud Security, Malware, Web Security

Comments (3)

  1. Lou Lange

    I wonder if much of that European activity comes from the former Soviet republics.

  2. Jim

    If you haven’t had an opportunity to see this SaaS solution from Unveillance send me an email and I can help you. This is a solution that companies should be using to discover Bots i their networks that are actively calling out to Comand and Control with 100% certianty that is coming from your network that no other tools have the capability to do. 

    Jim O’Brian

    CISO at Choice Solutions


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