The IMDDOS Botnet: Discovery and Analysis

The IMDDOS Botnet: Discovery and Analysis

Monday, September 13, 2010
Manos Antonakakis, Christopher Elisan, Aldrich de Mata and Erik Wu
Damballa Threat Research

In less than four months, the Chinese IMDDOS Botnet has become one of the largest active botnets in the world.

This report details the discovery of the IMDDOS botnet, the growth and timeline, the commercial aspects of its operation, the technical components of the botnet infrastructure, the malware used, and what is currently being done to disrupt its operation.