The prevalence of botnets in Taiwan and China

Yao Chung Chang, Gregor Urbas

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Abstract

This paper discusses the prevalence of bot-infected computers in Taiwan and China and why bot-infected computers are so prevalent in Taiwan and China. Reports have shown that Taiwan and China are the top two countries in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region where bot-infected computers are located. However, there is still little empirical study on the reasons why China and Taiwan rank so high in terms of bot-infected computers. Based on interview data collected in 2008 and 2009 in the Greater China area, this paper analyses the prevalence of bot-infected computers in Taiwan and China from five perspectives: technical perspective, user perspective, political perspective, cultural perspective and business perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 Aug 20115 Aug 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period3/08/115/08/11

Keywords

  • bot-infected computers
  • botnet
  • China
  • Taiwan

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