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WEF cyber-protest (was Re: distributed attack, high or not)
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. http://www.geocities.com/net_strike_net/english_active.html 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 http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2103098,00.html > for what happened to a British ISP.