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CS 266 Project Proposal

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CS 266 Project Proposal Storm BotNet Jasim Qazi The Storm botnet is a remotely controlled network of "zombie" computers (or  "botnet") that has been linked by the Storm Worm, a Trojan horse spread through  e-mail spam. Some have estimated that by September 2007 the Storm botnet  was running on anywhere from 1 million to 50 million computer systems.[1][2] The project would cover an analysis of the different attacks made by the botnet  and its capabilities as speculated by experts. I would also cover the different  methods used to spread the Trojan and what kind of features it had to protect 
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Unformatted text preview: itself from security attacks. The project will also take a look at how the botnet is used by dodgy organizations around the world to share and spread information as well as make money using the infrastructure composed of infected systems on the world wide web. References 1. Spiess, Kevin (September 7, 2007). "Worm 'Storm' gathers strength". Neoseeker. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 2. "Storm Worm's virulence may change tactics". British Computer Society. August 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-10....
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