DDoS Question

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri Sep 28 03:42:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> They randomize the name on the subject line. Is this any particular
> virus/malware/zombie signature

Nothing particularly new.  The Bots have been pumping this one out
for at least a month, although the subject line has a few variations
besides just changing the name.  I guess they just finally got around
to you.

> and any suggestion on how to defend
> against it besides what I'm already doing (which is all of the
> obvious, rbls, spam appliances, hot cocoa, etc.)?

See all the previous mail threads about ISPs not doing anything :-)

Stop the bots on your networks; work with people to stop the bots
on other networks; work with law enforcement to put the criminals
in prison.

In the mean time, continue to spend on resources to mail servers,
security appliances, and more blacklists.

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