The WireX Botnet: How Industry Collaboration Disrupted a DDoS Attack

Published on by Jaime Cochran.

Introduction On August 17th, 2017, multiple Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and content providers were subject to significant attacks from a botnet dubbed WireX. The botnet is named for an anagram for one of the delimiter strings in its command and control protocol. The WireX botnet comprises primarily Android devices running