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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

SpamTracer: Tracking Fly-By Spammers
Meeting: NANOG60
Date / Time: 2014-02-10 4:00pm - 4:30pm
This item is webcast
Room: Peachtree Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Pierre-Antoine Vervier, Symantec Research Labs

Pierre-Antoine Vervier is a Ph.D. student at Symantec Research Labs under the supervision of Prof. Marc Dacier. He obtained his Master's degree in Computer Science in 2010 from the University of Liège (Belgium, EU). His Ph.D. research work is related to the study and detection of malicious BGP hijack attacks. He has been involved in the European project VIS-SENSE (http://www.vis-sense.eu/).
Abstract: There have been speculations about hijacks carried out by so-called ``fly-by" spammers that temporarily steal prefixes to send spam. In this presentation we report on several hijack cases identified in a period of 7 months where suspicious BGP announcements coincided with spam and web scam traffic from corresponding networks. We further characterise the suspicious hijacks and describe the observed modus operandi of these spammers.
Files: pdfSpamTracer: Tracking Fly-By Spammers(PDF)
youtubeSpamTracer: Tracking Fly-By Spammers
Sponsors: None.

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NANOG60 Abstracts

  • Datacenter Track
    Moderators:
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • Datacenter Track
    Moderators:
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • BGP 101
    Speakers:
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;
  • BGP 102
    Speakers:
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;

 

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