Botnets have been in existence for years. Third Generation Botnets (TGB’s) use sophisticated attack vectors to infect users at a large scale. Botnets are cyber weapons that can jeopardize the integrity and security of the critical infrastructure on the Internet. There is an insidious war going among different generations’ of botnets to exploit the target systems. This concept is termed as bot wars. This article explores the details of bot wars and how the bots kill each other to control the infected systems.
The paper is out in the 9th edition of HITB Ezine. Fetch the magazine from here: http://magazine.hackinthebox.org/issues/HITB-Ezine-Issue-009.pdf