Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

  • From: Gadi Evron
  • Date: Sat Oct 09 00:07:11 2004


Only when they do something about it.
Trouble? When they have 40K extra users to pay for bandwidth (easily eats up a T1 or two), it's damage enough. Besides, would you like someone to launch "cyber A-Bombs" (phaa) from your network?

1. Worrying about personal privacy of their users, not wanting to bend too many rules to fight these drones that *appear* like regular users.

Appear? If you own one of the blocks below, please do something about it.
And I know people who mail abuse reports for hundreds of such *lists*, something /rarely/ gets done.

One thing they focus on it taking down control web pages. For example if the runner would give a command: 'update http://etc.com/evil.trojan.exe' or if the drones spam themselves on irc.. then it's all about the abuse teams. Some are really responsive, some just ignore.

Last time I took the time to inform ISP's about such a list was when it was a 700 large army of *nix boxes. Haven't seen one of those for years before that. It was 3 months ago or so.

It was rather funny really. Lesson learned: don't use hostnames like "securebox" or "secureserver1" or such.

sadsa``` ~orion@67.98.36.19 Don't Touch Me `o`hj`h` ~orion@67.98.36.19 Don't Touch Me TaiFrunze ~orion@66.136.184.186 Don't Touch Me
{snip}

I try and take care personally of drones and abusers I see coming from Israel.. it's way too much work and annoyance as it is, thanks though.

Most ISP's truly don't want this as their own problem. I personally don't blame them. Luckily the ISP I work for has no home users.

If you have any problem in Israel, whether with finding a contact or reaching law enforcement - feel free to email me and I'd be glad to find you a contact.

Gadi.




Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.