Oh yeah, welcome to the road to domination. Have you ever wondered if it is possible to steal a botnet from a botnet herder? Well, of course it is possible, they are humans – and they make mistakes, just like we make mistakes. Hackers will secure their environments in such an way that it will be only accessible for them, but what happens when a hacker makes a mistake in the config file? Exactly, they become vulnerable to an attack which could lead to the theft of their Botnet.
In the video that has been published below you will be able to watch an presentation which was given at the GoogleTechTalks conference. The video is a presentation of 1 hour and 14 minutes and it will provide an insight on how you can takeover a botnet.
Now as you probably have witnessed the video is from 2009, which allows us to learn from these methods and use them in the methods that are used today. Remember that if you are doing such type of things, that you will do it in a legal way. If you steal a botnet without any legal backup you will be a criminal in the eyes of the judge, no matter if you did the right thing.