Where there's a nanog thread there'll be a vendor solution .. Re: Ethical DDoS drone network

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 00:55:16 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:24 PM, BATTLES, TIMOTHY A (TIM), ATTLABS
<tmbattles at att.com> wrote:
>  There are some assumptions here. First are you considering volumetric
> DDOS attacks? Second, if you plan on harvesting wild bots and using them
> to serve your purpose then I don't see how this can be ethical unless
> they are just clients from your own network making it less distributed.

I cant believe this .. http://www.iprental.com

Looks like anonymizer combined with what looks almost like a "rent a
botnet", legit nodes (you sign up to download a client that makes you
part of this botnet, etc)


Speaking of a "commercial botnet"", there was something similar
earlier - but that was a "download this bulk mailer" type operation,
guys called Atriks, who got tracked so extensively by spamhaus that
they seem to have kind of disappeared now.


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