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WEF cyber-protest (was Re: distributed attack, high or not)
- From: Sean Donelan
- Date: Thu Jan 31 02:48:56 2002
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.
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.