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The Role of Internet Service Providers in Botnet Mitigation: An Empirical Analysis Based on Spam Data

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  • Michel J. G. van Eeten

    (Delft University of Technology)

  • Johannes M. Bauer

    (Michigan State University)

  • Hadi Asghari

    (Delft University of Technology)

  • Shirin Tabatabaie

    (Delft University of Technology)

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Botnets – networks of machines infected with malicious software – are widely regarded as a critical security threat. Measures that directly address the end users who own the infected machines are useful, but have proven insufficient to reduce the overall problem. Recent studies have shifted attention to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the providers of Internet access to end users, as possible control points for botnet activity….

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  • Michel J. G. van Eeten & Johannes M. Bauer & Hadi Asghari & Shirin Tabatabaie, 2010. "The Role of Internet Service Providers in Botnet Mitigation: An Empirical Analysis Based on Spam Data," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2010/5, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2010/5-en
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    1. Gideon, Carolyn & Hogendorn, Christiaan, 2014. "Safety in numbers? The effect of network competition on cybersecurity," 20th ITS Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro 2014: The Net and the Internet - Emerging Markets and Policies 106876, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    2. Bastiaan Overvest & Bas Straathof, 2015. "What drives cybercrime? Empirical evidence from DDoS attacks," CPB Discussion Paper 306, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

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