Mariposa is a botnet generated in Slovenia which aims at numerous companies and banks. Mariposa, also known as Butterfly Bot Kit, is able to permit its operators to steal credit card information and online banking credentials. Mariposa botnet is mainly used in scams produced by cybercrooks and denial of service attacks. Mariposa botnet can also be used for sending spam emails and changing search results in any search systems on the compromised web browser in order to show pop-up advertisements. Mariposa connects to a command-and-control (C&C server) within the botnet which could be used by the botnet controllers for send instructions to the botnet itself.
How Can You Detect Mariposa?