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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

On-line Demonstration of a Mirai Botnet Traffic Analysis

On-line Demonstration of a Mirai Botnet Traffic Analysis

Getoar Gallopeni, a UZH BSc student in Informatics, represented the CSG at the virtual IFIP Networking 2020 conference with a demonstration paper entitled "A Practical Analysis on the Mirai Botnet Traffic" by Getoar Gallopeni, Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller. This traditional networking event accounted for more than 250 participants and was held June 22-25, 2020. Due to the measures taken confronting the extraordinary situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IFIP Networking 2020 was run fully virtual, so did the papers' presentations, which all were performed online via pre-recorded presentations combined with real-time answers of at least one author being present.

The CSG demonstration exploited Getoar's Bachelor Thesis in full and featured a real-time traffic analysis based on real hardware of the Mirai Botnet, which was responsible for large-scale DDoS attacks in the last years. This approach showed that it is possible to identify traffic patterns within an IoT network that allows for checking whether there are infected devices with the Mirai's malware through the interception of commands with the CnC and bots.