Blog Posts Tagged with "DDoS"

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Anonymous Fallacies: To LOIC or Not To LOIC

January 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What really caught my eye is the section in red, the admonition about “if you get caught” This is the most egregious set of instructions that I have ever seen and will only serve to land those of the “hive mind” in courts across the globe with a fair chance at getting truly buggered...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Downed Again By Another Attack

January 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The message boards of script-kiddie haven 4chan were hit by another distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign, just one week after suffering significant downtime from a similar attack...

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FBI Has IP Addresses of Anonymous DDoS Attackers

January 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What the so-called "leaders" of the Anonymous minions failed to relay to the participants in the DDoS attacks is that the LOIC tool would send their IP addresses along with every packet during the attack. The FBI will use the IP addresses to identify those who participated in the attack...

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Anonymous Movement is Fueled by Cowardice

January 02, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Anonymous DDoS attacks should be rightfully categorized as just another form of mass censorship driven by the tantrums of politically and philosophically infantile neophytes who lack any substantial moral convictions, and who are easily swayed by the pseudo-rage of a mob mentality...

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Feds Seize Servers in PayPal DDoS Investigation

December 30, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun identifies members of Anonymous and 4chan as being the primary suspects in the DDoS attack, and the servers seized in the Tailor Made Services raid are likely to contain evidence of the attack and clues to some of the participants...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Gets a Taste of Their Own Poison

December 29, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to the 4CHAN STATUS webpage, the purpose of which is to "be used to communicate with the 4chan userbase should the main site be unreachable," the main 4chan site was offline for a period on Tuesday, and reports from NetCraft indicate that the attacks have continued into Wednesday...

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Bank of America Hit By Anonymous DDoS Attack

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

UPDATED: The attack was largely ineffective because the IRC channel used for the command and control of the LOIC tool was not functioning properly. Without the organized command and control structure (what is called the “hive-mind”), manual attacks are cumbersome...

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks Explained

December 22, 2010 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Most of the “hacktivists” involved with the Wikileaks DDoS attacks are using these DDoS attacks to shutdown each others websites. The hacktivists are receiving a lot of flack from the computer security “experts” for using these old style attacks...

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DDoS Attacks Possible via URL Shortener

December 22, 2010 Added by:Headlines

"My implementation of this attack is, at best, a hack job, but was merely meant to illustrate how easy it is to actually implement, how simple it is to launch a DDoS simply by getting people to follow a link, and how seriously our reliance on URL shorteners can affect security..."

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Objective Comparison on Prominent (D)DoS Solutions

December 19, 2010 Added by:Alicia Smith

In order to effectively determine the best solution you must know some key things about DDoS and your own network. There are many different types of DDoS attacks and they can affect your network in various ways - all of which are negative...

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Obstacles May Hinder Anonymous DDoS Prosecutions

December 17, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The level of effort and resources needed to gather evidence, identify suspects, issue warrants, carry out arrests, and arrange extraditions before prosecution can even occur may make the likelihood multiple legal actions in the matter cost prohibitive...

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UK Government Websites May Be Next Targets

December 16, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The notion that UK government websites may be targeted surround the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently free on bail, but may ultimately be extradited to Sweden to face charges not directly related to the group's disclosure of classified U.S. documents...

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Is Your Kid Engaged in a DDoS Attack?

December 16, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Botnet herders run marketing campaigns that entice young people into their lair. Some savvy kids know exactly what they are partaking in and love the thrill of it. Some kids think they are doing "work from home" for lucrative pay. Often, the parents seem to be the last to know...

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Developers Seek to Sharpen LOIC DDoS Attack Tool

December 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Given the amount of effort involved in mounting long term campaigns that seek to shape public opinion through reasoned discourse, the LOIC seems to be a logical alternative. The stark irony that such a tool would be spawned by the radical proponents of free speech will not be lost on historians...

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Ten Biggest Hacking Exploits in Twenty-Five Years

December 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

In the wake of the recent WikiLeaks and Gawker episodes, Brian Ries has compiled a list of the the 10 most destructive attacks of the last 25 years. From data theft to DDoS, worms to scams, Ries has assembled a pretty darn good survey of the best of the worst cyber miscreants have had to offer...

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Defenses Against DDoS Attacks Are Few, If Any

December 14, 2010 Added by:Headlines

There is actually is a way that would put an end to most DDoS attacks. It requires that all Windows-based botnets be ripped out by the roots. Too bad, that’s not going to happen. Since we’re not going to be rid of Windows anytime soon and it’s not going to get any safer...

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