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BotNets and C&C correlation rule

Hi Gents

I would like to create a correlation rule based on firewall logs which will detect successful communication towards Botnet C&C IPs. My idea is to create dynamic watchlist which will be populated with malicious destination IPs and use it within the rule. 

Is anybody aware of a site that has a somewhat up-to-date mapping of botnets and any IPs that are known to belong to them?

Many thanks

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Re: BotNets and C&C correlation rule

If you subscribe to GTI, the malicious list contains mostly very poor reputation servers, and would be a viable to use for this case. 

If you don't have a subscription to GTI and don't plan on getting one, checkout FireHol (, they have a very good list of IPs, of various types.

Also remember C&Cs are not just using IP communication, now a days, they typically try to tunnel information through DNS servers.

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