John McAfee: Massive DDoS attack on the internet was from smartphone botnet on popular app

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at
Mon Dec 14 03:06:11 UTC 2015

If the system of interest consists of a non-trivial number of carrier 
edge devices, then a non-random distribution of source addresses is 
certain. (para 1, tech).

The armed organization referred to as "Isis" is described[1,2] in some 
detail, in the first as having sophisticated digital marketing 
experience and resources, and in the second as having a functional 
administrative within its internal structures. One, or both, are 
sufficient to de-corollate that organization and "unsophisticated" 
means. (para 1, cont.)

And as Jim Shankland points out, only spoofing can randomize 
carrier-originating addresses.


(yes, an odd journal of record, but life is odd, not even)

On 12/11/15 10:18 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> Is McAfee just talking to dry his teeth here? This isn't actually practical, is it? Carriers would notice, right?

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