Peer to peer C2
Created the Tuesday 23 April 2019. Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) botnets are a type of botnet that uses a decentralized network structure, without a central command and control (C&C) server. Each infected machine in a P2P botnet maintains a list of other trusted computers (including other infected machines), as well as information drop locations and locations where the malware can be updated. Some P2P botnets also use encryption to conceal their communications.
The decentralized nature of P2P botnets makes it harder for security researchers to track and disrupt their activities. Without a central C&C server, it is more difficult for investigators to take down the entire network by targeting a single infected machine. Additionally, the use of encryption can hinder analysis of the botnet's communications. However, this decentralized structure also makes it more difficult for the operator to control the botnet and issue commands to the infected machines.
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