Thorsten Holz

Thorsten Holz

General Information

I am a professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Previously, I worked as a post-doc at the Technical University of Vienna. My main research interest are automated analysis of (malicious) code, bots/botnets, honeypots/honeynets, web security, and vulnerability analysis. You can find more information on my official page:


  • Underground Economy
  • Bots/Botnets and Malware in general
  • Honeypots and Honeynets
An overview of current projects I am involved in is available at


You can reach me at tho(at) or thorsten.holz(at)

Last Modified: Sat Sep 20 14:52:52 CEST 2014

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