Hybrid epidemics--a case study on computer worm conficker.

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Changwang Zhang ; Shi Zhou ; Benjamin M Chain
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4433115, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127478
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | cs.CR, cs.CR, cs.NI | Medicine | Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture | Computer Science - Cryptography and Security

Conficker is a computer worm that erupted on the Internet in 2008. It is unique in combining three different spreading strategies: local probing, neighbourhood probing, and global probing. We propose a mathematical model that combines three modes of spreading: local, ne... View more
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