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Booters (black)list

Chromik, Justyna Joanna (2015) Booters (black)list.

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Abstract:Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a continuously growing threat of the present Internet. Without proper protection, any machine connected to the Internet can be made unavailable to its intended users under a DDoS attack. Those attacks used to be performed only by people who had sufficient knowledge and resources to do that. Nowadays it can be done much easier than that: anyone can simply purchase a desired attack on the requested target, using a website, called a \textit{Booter}. There are dozens or even hundreds of active Booters present on the Internet, and it is possible for anyone to access any of them and perform an attack on anything connected to the Internet. In order to tackle this problem, some researchers analyse the functioning of a handful of Booters - based on leaked databases of those Booters, however, no clear mitigation is proposed so far. To address this gap, this thesis proposed blocking the access to Booters by means of a blacklist. To achieve that, not affecting benign websites, the list needs to be accurate. To be effective and up to date, the list has to be automatically generated and maintained. Therefore, this thesis explained the methodology to classify a website as a Booter, which was used in an automated way to generate a Booters blacklist.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Internet Science and Technology MSc (60032)
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