Mobile Botnet Detection Model based on Retrospective Pattern Recognition

Meisam Eslahi, Moslem Yousefi, Maryam Var Naseri, Y.M. Yussof, N.M. Tahir, H. Hashim
2016 International Journal of Security and Its Applications  
The dynamic nature of Botnets along with their sophisticated characteristics makes them one of the biggest threats to cyber security. Recently, the HTTP protocol is widely used by Botmaster as they can easily hide their command and control traffic amongst the benign web traffic. This paper proposes a Neural Network based model to detect mobile HTTP Botnets with random intervals independent of the packet payload, commands content, and encryption complexity of Bot communications. The experimental
more » ... test results that were conducted on existing datasets and real world Bot samples show that the proposed method is able to detect mobile HTTP Botnets with high accuracy.
doi:10.14257/ijsia.2016.10.9.05 fatcat:p4texv7vi5hzbbxdrpx5jd2p6q