Research & Reports

Botnet Trend Report-5

July 17, 2019 | Mina Hao

3.3 Geographical Distribution 3.3.1 Behavior Seen According to geographical analysis of IP addresses, 2018 saw most new C&C servers in the USA (30.64%), closely followed by China (29.79%). Other top C&C hosting countries include Canada, Russia, Germany, France, and Italy.

IP Reputation Report-07082019

July 11, 2019 | Mina Hao

Top 10 countries in attack counts: The above diagram shows the top 10 regions with the most malicious IP addresses from the NSFOCUS IP Reputation databases at July 07, 2019.   Top 10 countries in attack percentage: The Suriname is in first place since last week. The Palestine is in the second place. The country […]

Botnet Trend Report-4

July 10, 2019 | Mina Hao

3.2 Family Activity 3.2.1 Behavior Seen In 2018, a total of 35 active families were found to issue more than 100 botnet instructions, accounting for 24% of all known families. Several families with the highest level of instruction activity accounted for most of the malicious activities throughout 2018.

IP Reputation Report-07012019

July 4, 2019 | Mina Hao

Top 10 countries in attack counts: The above diagram shows the top 10 regions with the most malicious IP addresses from the NSFOCUS IP Reputation databases at June 30, 2019. Top 10 countries in attack percentage: First place changed from Laos to Suriname. The Palestine is in the second place. The country China (CN) has […]

Botnet Trend Report-3

July 3, 2019 | Mina Hao

This chapter discusses various aspects of botnet behavior. Behavioral characteristics include activity level of botnets overall and per botnet family, DDoS attack characteristics, C&C server use and distribution, and geographical locations of attack victims.  Also discussed are characteristics of the most active botnet families themselves.

IP Reputation Report-06242019

June 27, 2019 | Mina Hao

1. Top 10 countries in attack counts: The above diagram shows the top 10 regions with the most malicious IP addresses from the NSFOCUS IP Reputation databases at June 21, 2019.   Top 10 countries in attack percentage: The Laos is in the first place since four weeks ago. The Suriname is in the second […]

Botnet Trend Report-2

June 26, 2019 | Mina Hao

Botnets have evolved since 2017.  New active families and platforms have become dominant.  Attack types used have also changed.

IP Reputation Report-06172019

June 20, 2019 | Mina Hao

1. Top 10 countries in attack counts:

Botnet Trend Report-1

June 18, 2019 | Mina Hao

Executive Summary Botnets, one of the oldest threats on the internet, are still the most popular weapon in a hacker’s arsenal. They offer ease of use, flexibility, and high availability, traits ideal for launching large-scale lethal cyber-attacks ar-ound the world.

IP Reputation Report-06102019

June 13, 2019 | Mina Hao

Top 10 countries in attack counts: The above diagram shows the top 10 regions with the most malicious IP addresses from the NSFOCUS IP Reputation databases at June 09, 2019. Top 10 countries in attack percentage: The Laos is in the first place since last week. The Myanmar is still in the second place. The […]