Buy a Botnet: THOR for Sale for $8,000
The botnet features a decentralized architecture based on P2P technology.
A new botnet coded by TheGrimReap3r is currently nearing completion, and will soon be offered for sale on hacking forums for $8,000.
"THOR does not use a central [command and control server]," Infosecurity reports. "It has a decentralized architecture based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. P2P botnets are the latest innovation in the battle between whitehat security researchers and law enforcement agencies and the blackhat criminal underground."
"THOR, claims TheGrimReap3r, uses '256-AES encryption with random key generation at each startup' and that 8192-bit RSA will be used for instruction signing -- ironically adding that 'the NSA recommends 2048-bit,'" the article states.
Go to "THOR: a new P2P botnet for sale" to read the details.
For regular security news updates, follow eSecurityPlanet on Twitter: @eSecurityP.