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

Daniel Golding dgolding at sockeye.com
Thu Jan 31 15:30:56 UTC 2002

So, this is thinly veiled hacking, in the name of protest. Very nice.  I
hope the folks doing this realize that this is no different than throwing a
brick through a window, or otherwise damaging people's property, and that
they are essentially vandals.

- Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Sean Donelan
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:46 AM
> To: Steven M. Bellovin
> Cc: Joseph T. Klein; nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: WEF cyber-protest (was Re: distributed attack, high or not)
> 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.
> http://www.geocities.com/net_strike_net/english_active.html
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > It's a classic DDoS attack, aimed at you.  Someone has lots of zombie
> > machines out there; at some point, they sent a command packet to all of
> > them, saying "bombard such-and-such an IP address for 3600 seconds".
> >
> > Common?  It happens frequently to someone.  Precursor?  Entirely
> > possible, though there's no way to know for sure.  But it can be very
> > bad -- see http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2103098,00.html
> > for what happened to a British ISP.

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