Darkness DDoS Malware Botnet Traffic Sample PCAP file download   Darkness (Optima) The Darkness (Optima) bot software is an advanced commercially available piece of malware developed by cyber criminals in Russia for the purpose of formingbotnets to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, steal passwords, and use infected machines for traffic tunneling (as proxy servers) among other functions. Anyone can purchase a copy of Darkness (Optima) from various underground online forums for as low as $450 and as high as $999, depending on the number of add-ons, updates, and rebuilds the user desires. The original bot, “Darkness” was released in 2009. […]