Botnets buying up IPv4 address space

Joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Oct 7 13:38:45 CDT 2011


On 10/7/11 11:31 , Arturo Servin wrote:
> 
> 	What do you mean with "purchasing or renting IPv4".
> 
> 	Last time that I check it was not possible in the RIR world.

If you're not a legitimate business why would you bother with commonly
accepted policy?

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

the post fails entirely to cite actual examples, then goes off into the
weeds on domain name reputation.

> .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."
>>
>> - - -
>>
>> --Lauren--
>> NNSquad Moderator
>>
>>
>>
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