Month: April 2008

Radio Free Europe DDoS

It seems that the latest target of the “DDoS as a political statement” movement may be Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. News about the attacks has surfaced online, including this source: RFE/RL Websites Hit By Mass Cyberattack, via the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty website The attack, […]

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Blunt Instruments

In his written statement to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday of this week, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin referred to a particular method of traffic management as a “blunt means to reduce peer-to-peer traffic by blocking certain traffic completely.” The blunt […]

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NetBot Attacker Anti-CNN Tool

As I noted last night, another, third tool (that I know of) dedicated for Chinese who are upset and want to attack CNN has been released. The folks at Hackeroo have released a Netbot Attacker Anti-CNN version, free of charge, for folks to use. Normally […]

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CNN Attack Summary

Both Saturday and Sunday mornings my wife woke up, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and came back upstairs (I was sleeping in) to report, “CNN’s site seems fine.” She was right, of course, the site didn’t go offline. The attacks were planned, it seems, […]

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Net Neutrality’s Unintended Consequence

Most of the discussion surrounding net neutrality to date seems to revolve around fixed broadband consumers complaining that ISPs are unjustly mucking with their traffic, discriminating between different traffic types, and providing prioritization without their consent — and the providers shouldn’t be. Rob took a […]

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5 Ways to Molest Internet Users

A good bit of the attention garnered by DMK’s ToorCon presentation focused on how ISPs are employing Provider-In-The-Middle Attacks (PITMAs) to collect ad-related revenue from their customers, and how security “of the web” ends up being fully gated by the security of the ad server […]

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Upated to CNN DDoS: Delayed?

Via the Dark Visitor blog, we learned last night that the CNN DDoS attacks scheduled for today have been called off. They may just be delayed, which makes sense. We’re continuing to look into the situation and are actively monitoring things from around the net. […]

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