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Peer to Peer Botnet Detection for Cyber-Security: A Data Mining Approach

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Executive Summary

Botnet is a network of compromised hosts or bots, under the control of a human attacker known as the botmaster. Botnets are used to perform malicious actions, such as launching DDoS attacks, sending spam or phishing emails and so on. Thus, botnets have emerged as a threat to internet community. Peer to Peer (P2P) is a relatively new architecture of bot-nets. These botnets are distributed, and small. So, they are difficult to locate and destroy. Most of the recent works in P2P botnet are in the analysis phase. On the contrary, its work is aimed at detecting P2P botnets using network traffic mining.

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