Tag Archive | "ddos"


19 November 2008 | 6,641 views

Dshocker AKA Aush0k Hacker Pleads Guilty to Computer Felonies

Another teen hacker in the news, this guy looks like he has some formidable skills though with the list of crimes he’s perpetrated. He’s pleaded guilty though, so he should get a reduced sentence and he’s still classified as a juvenile offender being only 17 – so that works in his favour too. A juvenile [...]

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03 March 2008 | 6,477 views

New Sophisticated Botnets Discovered

It seems like botnets are getting more sophisticated – we thought the Storm Worm was pretty hot, but some of these new contenders are showing the guys on the dark side has some advanced understanding of technology and the architecture many companies use…this enables them to get deeper inside and remain undetected Researchers have unearthed [...]

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28 February 2008 | 10,694 views

Teenage Bot Herder Admits to Infecting Military Computers

Hacking for money again? Well not really in this case, more like script kiddying for money – modifying an ‘off the shelf’ malware/bot package to evade detection and then cashing in on spamware affiliate fees. I guess they could have made much with a 400,000 bot network – by renting it out for DDoS attacks [...]

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19 November 2007 | 14,875 views

The World’s Biggest Botnets – Peer to Peer

So what’s coming next, after Storm you might ask. You might remember Storm Worm Descending on Blogspot recently and other news about Botnets spiraling out of control accounting for almost 25% of online computers. Well apparently next will be p2p or peer to peer Botnets which could literally blow Storm away. You know about the [...]

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26 July 2007 | 7,654 views

TimeWarner DNS Hijacking IRC Servers to Stop DDoS Attacks

An interesting happening this week, some ISP’s have been jacking the DNS entries for certain IRC networks to crack down on zombie/bot infections. Is it ethical? Should they be doing this to their users? I first got wind of this from a post on Full Disclosure mailing list from an IRC network administrator. You can [...]

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26 March 2007 | 9,608 views

Hackers Attack Root Servers and Slow Internet Key Traffic

Well at least it shows the Internet is not very susceptible to such attacks due to its distributed nature, even if the root nameservers are down, the DNS system still functions. This was a pretty heavy attack though and the most significant in the past 5 years or so, someone testing their ego I guess. [...]

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20 March 2007 | 3,180 views

Up to a Quarter of Internet Connected Machines Could be Zombies

It’s a scary thought to find out perhaps a quarter of Internet connected machines could be zombies…The sad part is, I think it could well be true, as most of the non tech savvy Internet users I know still use Internet Exploder and their machines are riddled with crapware, trojans, viruses and spyware. Imagine how [...]

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03 February 2007 | 5,971 views

Cafepress.com Under Heavy DDoS Attack

Towards the end of last year Cafepress.com came under heavy DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service) which took it down for some time. The problem with DDoS attacks is there’s not much you can do to prevent it, if that guy has enough zombies resulting in enough bandwidth, you are going down. DDoS attacks have [...]

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29 June 2006 | 7,665 views

Shadowserver Battles the Botnets

Botnets are indeed a growing problem, we’ve seen serious cases of DDoS extortion, the most recent example would be the attacks against the ‘million dollar homepage’ and the problems it caused the owner. Botnets have been used for quite some time as spam networks and mostly for script kiddies to have DoS wars on IRC [...]

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19 February 2006 | 7,705 views

Spanish ‘Super’ Hacker Jailed for 2 Years over DoS attack

A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled the net connections of an estimated three million users has been jailed for two years and fined 1.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in retaliation for been banned from the popular “Hispano” IRC chat [...]

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