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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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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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Hackers Targeting Xbox Live Players with DoS Attacks

Well the day has come when money-minded botnet owners have turned their services towards online gaming. For a small fee (USD20) you can get someone to set you up with the software to ‘boot’ people from the Xbox Live network. It’s always been a problem in gaming, if something can get hold of your IP […]

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Kyrgyzstan Taken Offline by Huge Denial of Service Attack

Isn’t it amazing in this day and age an entire country can be knocked offline by Denial of Service attacks! You’d have though it wouldn’t happen any more. I do remember the days when it was fairly easy to take one of the smaller ISPs out in UK, so I guess the infrastructure of some […]

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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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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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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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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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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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