A peek inside the Darkness (Optima) DDoS Bot

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A peek inside the Darkness (Optima) DDoS Bot
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CCProtocol
Date 2012 / March 8th 2012
Editor/Conference Webroot
Link http://blog.webroot.com/2012/03/08/a-peek-inside-the-darkness-optima-ddos-bot/ (Archive copy)
Author Dancho Danchev
Type

Abstract

With politically motivated DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) attacks proliferating along with the overall increase in the supply of managed “DDoS for hire” services, it’s time to get back the basics, and find out just what makes an average DDoS bot used by cybercriminals successful.


Continuing the “A peek inside…” series, in this post I’ll profile the Darkness X (Optima) DDoS bot, available for purchase at selected cybercrime-friendly online communities since 2009.

More details:


The Darkness (Optima) DDoS bot is still under active development by Russian malware coders, according to a recent advertisement posted at a cybercrime-friendly online community. Let’s profile this ubiquitous platform for launching DDoS attacks.

Bibtex

 @misc{Danchev2012BFR926,
   editor = {Webroot},
   author = {Dancho Danchev},
   title = {A peek inside the Darkness (Optima) DDoS Bot},
   date = {08},
   month = Mar,
   year = {2012},
   howpublished = {\url{http://blog.webroot.com/2012/03/08/a-peek-inside-the-darkness-optima-ddos-bot/}},
 }