Tag: ddos

Dirt Jumper Caught in the Act

Background In late July 2011, a specific piece of malware came to our attention. Analysis revealed that this particular piece of malware was launching DDoS attacks and we have direct evidence of DDoS attack on two Russian websites. One of these was a gaming website, […]

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Skunkx DDoS Bot Analysis

Lest you think all of the DDoS bots we focus on come only from China, we found one that appears to be from the US. We’re calling this bot “Skunkx”. We have not yet seen the bot’s attacks in the wild, however, and so we […]

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The Internet Goes to War

If you weren’t paying attention last week, the Internet has gone to war. ABC News proclaimed  “Welcome to Infowar, Version 1.0”. Fox warned of the “growing data war”. And the Guardian provided minute by minute coverage on the opening salvos of this first “Internet-wide Cyber […]

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Wikileaks Cablegate Attack

Yesterday morning, a DDoS attack temporarily disrupted traffic to Wikileaks hours ahead of the “Cablegate” release of leaked US documents. Wikileaks announced the outage on a Facebook update and Twitter post around 11:00am EST while simultaneously derogating the attack and insisting “El Pais, Le Monde, […]

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Attack Severs Burma Internet

Back in 2007, the Burmese government reportedly severed the country’s Internet links in a crackdown over growing political unrest. Yesterday, Burma once again fell off the Internet. Over the last several days, a rapidly escalating, large-scale DDoS has targeted Burma’s main Internet provider, the Ministry […]

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Why Hackers Love the Cloud

Network World Podcast – April 7th, 2010 The growth of cloud services has led many enterprises to move data and applications to the cloud, but the hacker community is also moving there. With content consolidation and multi-tenant infrastructures comes more opportunities for hackers to steal […]

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A National Disruption

In late 2008, Jose Nazario was interviewed for a Canadian Public Television show focused on cyber war, specifically Estonia. The show was broadcast last year and has since been sold to the Smithsonian Channel. A trailer can be found at this link, http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/smithsonian/video/series/system-crash/61393164001/a-national-disruption/60636218001 Note: Due […]

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