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

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Thu Jan 31 08:42:01 2002

In message <[email protected]>, Sean
 Donelan writes:
>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.
Right -- but an attack that lasts exactly an hour is much more like a 
zombie-based DDoS tool.  Of course, the two aren't mutually exclusive.

		--Steve Bellovin,
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