Smurfing and other problems...

Louis A. Destree destree at
Mon Jan 12 19:25:47 UTC 1998

May I be of service?

Louis A. Destree
Senior Network Engineer
FlashNet Communications
destree at

Joe Shaw wrote:
> Good morninig everyone,
> Does anyone have an operations contact at Flash Net?  Around 4:30am CST
> Sunday morning I was in the office due to a fiber cut and got on IRC to
> talk to some of our tech support staff to give them a heads up on the
> situation.  I ended up running into someone who started using all his
> k-r4d skr1ptz and decided to start smurfing, port scanning and trying some
> remote expoits.  I captured everything and tried to notify's
> NOC, but haven't gotten a response yet.  Anyone ever dealt with any sort
> of operational issue with this bunch or am I going to have to start
> talking to the Feds first?  He only did it for a short time, but long
> enough that if Flash Net had someone on duty and their contact numbers
> in whois were to their NOC instead of their sales office I would have been
> able to track this kid down.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Regards,
> Joe Shaw - jshaw at
> NetAdmin - Insync Internet Services
> Fortune for today: "Life may have no meaning -- or worse, it may have a meaning
> of which you disapprove." Unknown.

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