WEF cyber-protest (was Re: distributed attack, high or not)

Steven M. Bellovin smb at research.att.com
Thu Jan 31 13:39:30 UTC 2002

In message <Pine.GSO.4.40.0201310238250.16671-100000 at clifden.donelan.com>, Sean
 Donelan writes:
>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.
Right -- but an attack that lasts exactly an hour is much more like a 
zombie-based DDoS tool.  Of course, the two aren't mutually exclusive.

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb
		Full text of "Firewalls" book now at http://www.wilyhacker.com

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