Is there any publicly data set on botnet traffic for machine learning purposes. i.e traffic set for both bad and good bots

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    Just to clarify, are you looking for packet dumps to/from infected machines, packet dumps to/from C&C servers, or samples of the malware itself?
    – Polynomial
    Aug 7, 2012 at 5:48
  • I am looking for packet dumps to/from infected machines but it will great to have malware samples for analysis.
    – Ali Ahmad
    Aug 7, 2012 at 6:23
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    Have a look at kaiten.c Aug 7, 2012 at 8:59
  • Hi, just wondering if you got any better sources than the ones listed in the answers below... I am looking for P2P-based botnet datasets in particular.
    – pnp
    Feb 22, 2013 at 4:31
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    You can find some good sources at roberto.perdisci.com/useful-links
    – Ali Ahmad
    Feb 22, 2013 at 4:59

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One malware that I know is available and used for building botnets is kaiten.c


On the following links, you can find some bot samples that were created for learning and research purposes: http://code.google.com/p/viperbot/


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