In 2012 the Carna botnet was built and unleashed on the world. But it didn’t have any intentions on doing anything malicious. It was built just to help us all understand the Internet better. This botnet used the oldest security vulnerable in the book. And the data that came out of it was amazing.

The Carna botnet was used to scan the internet to create a map of where all the public facing computer are in the world. The map it created is remarkable.

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Internet Census Map

Guest

Thanks to Parth Shukla from AUSCert for sharing his story. Parth’s research papers and Black Hat talk is below.

References

Music

Music in this episode: “The Loss of Blood” and “Blood Loss” by Ian Alex Mac. “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. “The Confrontation”, “Quail and Robot Convo”, “Glitter”, “Bell Club”, “Gears Spinning”, “Skeptic”, “Undersea Garden”, “Puzzler”, “Chrome Muffler” and “Encounter” by Podington Bear.

Additional sound effects EM_magnetic_valve02.wav in this episode courtesy of holger.schwetter under Creative Commons attribution license.