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Yohann Sillam

Last known affiliation: Imperva
Bio: Yohann Sillam is a Security Researcher from Imperva. After a master degree from CentraleSupelec (S17), he’s been working for 4 years in the field of cybersecurity, analyzing malwares, understanding the advanced bot ecosystem and discovering new detection methods.
Date: 2023-04-14
The Plague of Advanced Bad Bots : Deconstructing the Malicious Bot Problem
Yohann Sillam 🗣

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Nowadays, advanced bad bots constitute a plague on the Internet. Their threat landscape is very diverse, ranging from massive account creation aimed at influencing state elections to DDoS bots.
Advanced bots are software that mimic human behavior to programmatically solve captcha challenges. For example, they simulate human-like mouse motion and follow a flow of webpages as a human would.

This speech discusses concrete examples of automated nefarious actions (Credential stuffing, Carding, Scalping…), as well as how bots can be analyzed in the same way as malicious software.
The analysis of such software is a valuable asset for better understanding their behavior and discovering new detection strategies.

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