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Re: How should ISPs notify customers about Bots (Was Re: DNS Hijacking
On 7/24/07, Joe Greco <[email protected]> wrote:
The problem is isolating the traffic in question. Since you DO NOT HAVE GIGABITS OF TRAFFIC destined for IRC servers, this becomes a Networking 101-style question. A /32 host route is going to be effective. Manipulating DNS is definitely the less desirable method, because it has the potential for breaking more things. But, hey, it can be done, and with an amount of effort that isn't substantially different from the amount of work Cox would have had to do to accomplish what they did.
Yes there are a few bots around still using IRC but a lot of them have moved to other, better things (and there's fun "headless" bots too, hardcoded with instructions and let loose so there's no C&C, no centralized domain or dynamic dns for takedown.. you want to make a change? just release another bot into the wild).