A study of mass-mailing worms

Cynthia Wong, Stan Bielski, Jonathan M. McCune, Chenxi Wang
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM workshop on Rapid malcode - WORM '04  
Mass-mailing worms have made a significant impact on the Internet. These worms consume valuable network resources and can also be used as a vehicle for DDoS attacks. In this paper, we analyze network traffic traces collected from a college campus and present an in-depth study on the effects of two mass-mailing worms, SoBig and MyDoom, on outgoing traffic. Rather than proposing a defense strategy, we focus on studying the fundamental behavior and characteristics of these worms. This analysis
more » ... s insight into the possibilities and challenges of automatically detecting, suppressing and stopping mass-mailing worm propagation in an enterprise network environment.
doi:10.1145/1029618.1029620 dblp:conf/worm/WongBMW04 fatcat:zqtal6tzovcfrjosw2tzafkfsy