Israeli academics claim they can predict botnet attacks

Ben Gurion University researchers have developed a tool capable of predicting future botnet attacks while also distinguishing between human and automated campaigns. Dudu Mimran, chief technology officer of the university’s Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs, says the team is investigating how the tool may benefit law enforcement. The full results of the work have not been published but Mimram, who has previously headed research into defeating network air gaps, says the work is based on analysis of a year’s worth of honeypot attack data. “We have not published the full results of the research yet as we are further investigating what can be done with the results in terms of law enforcement,” Mimran told El Reg . “We investigated a historic database of attacks on a network of honeypots … during…


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