Botnets buying up IPv4 address space

Arturo Servin arturo.servin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 13:31:29 CDT 2011


	What do you mean with "purchasing or renting IPv4".

	Last time that I check it was not possible in the RIR world.

	If you mean "hijacking" unused IPv4 space, that's another history.

.as

On 7 Oct 2011, at 15:11, Joly MacFie wrote:

> I'd welcome comments as to solutions to this. Or is it just scaremongering?
> 
> j
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren at vortex.com>
> Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM
> 
> Botnets buying up IPv4 address space
> 
> http://j.mp/nMJ5Lr  (Threat Post)
> 
>   "Now, in one effort to get around these systems, some attackers are
>    taking advantage of the lack of IPV4 space by either purchasing or
>    renting blocks of IP space with good reputations that have been built
>    up over the course of several years. A number of legitimate trading
>    and auction sites have appeared as the IPV4 space became scarcer, and
>    the attackers have gotten involved as well, getting their hands on
>    known good IP blocks and using them for C&C or hosting malware."
> 
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