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WEF cyber-protest (was Re: distributed attack, high or not)

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Thu Jan 31 02:48:56 2002

We're entering protest season.  The World Economic Forum opens
today in New York City.  Some protesters have launched what they
call a cyber-protest using several different tools.  So far it
appears directed at a few selected, although well-known, corporations.

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> It's a classic DDoS attack, aimed at you.  Someone has lots of zombie
> machines out there; at some point, they sent a command packet to all of
> them, saying "bombard such-and-such an IP address for 3600 seconds".
> Common?  It happens frequently to someone.  Precursor?  Entirely
> possible, though there's no way to know for sure.  But it can be very
> bad -- see,,t269-s2103098,00.html
> for what happened to a British ISP.