Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Ray Everett-Church ray at
Fri Jan 15 00:38:08 UTC 1999

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Joe  Shaw wrote:

> But I'm not talking about catching the person who's initiating the
> attacks, which is next to impossible if the amplifiers aren't willing or
> able to help.   I'm concerned about the FBI possibly playing a part in
> shutting down the amplifiers.  As the FBI agent who I talked with a week
> ago said "We want to hear about any incident that happens because we do
> trend tracking."  Lord knows if enough people reported large smurf attacks
> they'd at least do something.

As I'm frequently reminded by my friends at DOJ's computer crimes
section, there's not a lot that most FBI field offices can or will do
without major damage shown.  Unless you count "trend tracking," I

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