IBM service offers Billy Goat bait to hackers

IBM's Business Consulting Services unit plans to start offering an intrusion-detection service that will masquerade as a group of servers on the network in order to trick hackers into revealing information about their attacks.

Code-named Billy Goat, the service uses network virtualization technology developed by researchers at IBM's Zurich Research Lab, said Charles Palmer, a department group manager at IBM. "It creates a virtual environment of hundreds or thousands of servers, depending on your IP space," he said. "It sits there and listens for traffic at all the IP addresses that don't exist." IBM service offers Billy Goat bait to hackers - Computerworld

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