Hot new application for blockchain: How does botnet control sound?

It could happen, warns researcher

By John Leyden

BSides Tel Aviv Blockchain technologies might be abused to create a takedown-resistant infrastructure for botnets.

During a presentation at BSides Tel Aviv on Tuesday, security researcher Omer Zohar demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a fully functional command-and-control infrastructure built on top of the Ethereum network. Zohar was exploring the scope for potential misuse of blockchain in a bid to keep one step ahead of hackers and develop potential mitigation strategies.

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