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wow, Internet fiction must really sell. (abovenet)
- From: k claffy
- Date: Thu Apr 27 22:36:51 2000
iDEFENSE should sell the hallucinogens they're
in clear possession/consumption of
rather than the keystrokes they type while peaking.
reckon the profit margin would be much higher
the `i' must stand for imaginary
>From: Jerry Irvine <JIrvine@iDefense.com>
>Subject: iDEFENSE iALERT: AboveNet Update, Evolved DDoS Tool Used
>Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 17:18:43 -0400
>Evolved Version of DDoS Tool Poses Significant New Threat to Business
>iDEFENSE Intelligence Services
>April 26, 2000
>5:10 pm (EST)
>iDEFENSE believes that the behavior of the attack against AboveNet is an
>example of the logical progression of distributed denial of service tools.
>The devastating potential of this evolved tool was demonstrated during
>Tuesday's attack against AboveNet which took down one of the world's leading
>ISPs, for five hours, affecting companies such as eBay and Everyone.net.
>AboveNet also hosts sites for AOL and numerous other high profile companies.
>The extent of the disruption against these sites is not clear at this point.
>The evolved tool can attack with a speed and viciousness not even seen
>during the attacks in early Feb. It appears to have a significantly enhanced
>ability to communicate with an army of drones which can then in turn talk to
>other drones at a significantly greater speed than what could be done by
>other DDoS tools earlier in the year. These older tools operated by sending
>one command from a master out to numerous zombies, the evolved version
>allows the attack to reach critical mass instantaneously and may prove
>significantly more difficult for investigators to identify the suspect.
>In light of this new development, companies need to immediately review their
>incident response procedures in order to make sure they are adequate to
>manage this threat. Having redundancies and multi-homing built into their
>systems are key to minimizing the impact of an attack such as this.
>While the motive for the attack is unclear at this point, the potential for
>future strikes in the coming weeks against AboveNet and/or other major ISPs
>and Web sites cannot be ruled out.
>iALERT delivers daily monitoring and analysis of cyberthreats,
>vulnerabilities, and incidents to iDEFENSE's clients.
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