Tag Archive | "dos"


24 October 2011 | 25,579 views

THC SSL DoS/DDoS Tool Released For Download

THC-SSL-DOS is a tool to verify the performance of SSL. Establishing a secure SSL connection requires 15x more processing power on the server than on the client. THC-SSL-DOS exploits this asymmetric property by overloading the server and knocking it off the Internet. This problem affects all SSL implementations today. The vendors are aware of this [...]

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09 December 2010 | 10,874 views

WikiLeaks Attacks Cause Rival DDoS Retaliation

The biggest news by far for the past week or so has been the attacks on WikiLeaks infrastructure after posting tens of thousands of classified cables online in a categorized form. Just a few days ago their DNS provider (EveryDNS) pulled the plug – apparently due to pressure from the US government, and also because [...]

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11 November 2010 | 10,780 views

ddosim v0.2 – Application Layer DDOS Simulator

DDOSIM simulates several zombie hosts (having random IP addresses) which create full TCP connections to the target server. After completing the connection, DDOSIM starts the conversation with the listening application (e.g. HTTP server). Can be used only in a laboratory environment to test the capacity of the target server to handle application specific DDOS attacks. [...]

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20 April 2010 | 5,476 views

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece [...]

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30 March 2010 | 11,187 views

PenTBox – Penetration Testing Security Suite

PenTBox is a Security Suite that packs security and stability testing oriented tools for networks and systems. Programmed in Ruby and oriented to GNU/Linux systems, but compatible with Windows, MacOS and every systems where Ruby works. It is free, licensed under GNU/GPLv3. PenTBox Contains Cryptography tools Base64 Encoder & Decoder Multi-Digest (MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, [...]

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11 March 2010 | 6,581 views

Zeus-related Botnet Servers Taken Offline

We wrote about Zeus a while back, a nasty trojan which can evade detection by Anti-virus software and is ranked as the number 1 trojan infector by numbers. About a week ok a massive sting operation took down large parts of the Mariposa botnet in Spain and the USA and the latest news is large [...]

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07 August 2009 | 6,186 views

Twitter & Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the [...]

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02 July 2009 | 47,445 views

Hospital Hacker GhostExodus Owns Himself – Arrested

This story actually gave me a lot of LULZ, how stupid can you be seriously? Man this guy made so many mistakes for someone so paranoid (he had a web cam setup outside his appartment door so he could see who was coming).. But then he exposed his IP address on IRC, posted his face [...]

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23 June 2009 | 15,830 views

Slowloris – HTTP DoS Tool in PERL

This tool has been hitting the news, including some mentions in the SANS ISC Diary. It’s not actually a new attack (it’s been around since 2005) but this is the first time a packaged tool has been released for the attack. Slowloris holds connections open by sending partial HTTP requests. It continues to send subsequent [...]

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11 March 2009 | 3,501 views

Malware Distributor & Bot Network Master Sentenced To 4 Years

It seems to the feds are really cracking down on cybercrime recently, with a special kind of attention paid to botnets and their handlers. The sentences are getting stiffer too, this time with 4 years in prison for running a botnet and data theft. I hope they keep it up, botnets are the scourge of [...]

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