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James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Computer Networks And The Internet
Question:27 | ISBN:9780132856201 | Edition: 6


Describe how a botnet can be created, and how it can be used for a DDoS attack.



The following steps to create a botnet:

  • Prepare host systems to find the vulnerability attacker tries.
  • Using the Trojan to fight against attackers or compromises the host system.
  • This process is called botnet.

DDoS attack:

  • DDoS means Distributed Denial-of-Service.
  • The host systems can scan the environment and control the systems from the attacker.


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Fadi Badarni

how it can be used for a DDoS attack.

  • A botnet can be used to launch a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by overwhelming the target with a flood of traffic. This is typically done by using multiple compromised devices to simultaneously send traffic to the target. This can cause the target's network or server to become overwhelmed and unavailable to its intended users.

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