[Tier1 ISP]: Vulnerable to a new DDoS amplification attack

Tom Beecher beecher at beecher.cc
Thu Dec 22 14:33:34 UTC 2016


Aside from the 'that's not layer 4' point that's already been made, I feel
obligated to point out that if you were advised to 'privately disclose to
some big players', the NANOG list is pretty much the exact opposite of
that. This is a very public list.

My paranoid brain doesn't want to completely discount you ; but the onus is
on you to provide proof. Are you willing to send me the details to this
address if you're not willing to provide any specifics to the list?

On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 8:27 AM, Jean | ddostest.me <jean at ddostest.me>
wrote:

> I apologize for my previous email.
>
> After a second thought it might sound like it's a booter even though I
> want to offer something else.
>
> I don't want the conversation shifting toward business when we talk about
> a new DDoS technique that operate at Layer 3 with amplification power x100.
> I disabled the "booter" service and will review this offline with my
> lawyer. Thanks for pointing this out.
>
> Now back to this new DDoS technique. If it can amplify at Layer 3, it
> could potentially be use in conjunction with the already known Layer 4 amp
> DDoS like dns, ntp, ssdp, snmp, etc. It doesn't need to be use in
> conjunction but it could.
>
> Like mentioned earlier, it doesn't need spoofing so any device could be
> part of it.
>
> Google already acknowledged through their vulnerability program that there
> is something interesting there and they are still assessing the
> risk/impact. They suggested me to start privately disclose this with some
> big players. I thought NANOG would be a good start. I guess they also need
> time and maybe partners to test and validate all this data.
>
> Cert-CC is also aware and they are also working out something on their
> side.
>
> I am in good faith here and time is not against us. I discover something
> new that I want to share properly and I am not here to make business.
>
>
> Sincerely,
> Jean St-Laurent
>
>
> On 16-12-22 08:21 AM, Tom Beecher wrote:
>
>> You're claiming to be able to generate more than 10 times as much traffic
>> as the largest DDoS ever seen in the wild whilst 3 months into a position
>> at a company that sells 'self-DDoS' services for testing purposes.
>>
>> In that absence of anything more than 'GUYZ THIS IS SERIOUS' , with no
>> technical details, you can surely understand the skepticism.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Jean | ddostest.me via NANOG <
>> nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
>>
>> I admit that I have a lot of guts.
>>>
>>> Not sure who said that I am a booter or that I operate a booter. I fight
>>> booter since more than 5 years and who would be stupid enough to put his
>>> full name with full address to a respected network operators list?
>>> Definitely not me.
>>>
>>> I want to help and fix things and I am not the kind of person to break
>>> things.
>>>
>>>
>>> Jean
>>>
>>>
>>> On 16-12-22 03:46 AM, j.j.santanna at utwente.nl wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Jean,
>>>>
>>>> You are either naive or have a lot of guts to offer a Booter service in
>>>> one of the most respected network operators list. Man, as long as you
>>>> use
>>>> amplifiers (third party services) or botnets your “service” is illegal &
>>>> immoral.  In case you use your own infrastructure or rent a legal
>>>> (cloud)
>>>> infrastructure to provide your "service" it will not pay your costs.
>>>> Not at
>>>> least by the price that you offer your service: 0,  13, 100 bucks. Even
>>>> if
>>>> you have a legal/moral acceptable attack infrastructure, if you throw
>>>> those
>>>> big attacks that you advertise will possibly take down many others
>>>> third-parties on the way.
>>>>
>>>> Sometimes you folks say that (mis)use amplifiers for “testing” purpose
>>>> is
>>>> not a problem because those services are open and publicly available on
>>>> the
>>>> Internet. Come on… if I leave my car open with the key inside it doesn’t
>>>> give you the right to use my car to throw into a third party company.
>>>> And
>>>> if you do, it is YOUR CRIME, not mine.
>>>>
>>>> I don’t need to explain why using botnets is illegal and immoral, right?
>>>>
>>>> Man, it is up to you decide between cyber crime and cyber security (
>>>> https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/public-aw
>>>> areness-and-prevention-guides/cyber-crime-vs-cyber-security-
>>>> what-will-you-choose). Now, we are also looking to you on
>>>> http://booterblacklist.com<http://booterblacklist.com/>. Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Jair Santanna
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 22 Dec 2016, at 07:51, Alexander Lyamin <la at qrator.net<mailto:
>>>> la at qrato
>>>> r.net>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I am just trying to grasp what is similarity between  networks on the
>>>> list
>>>> and why it doesn't include, say NTT or Cogent.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 7:05 PM, Jean | ddostest.me<http://ddostest.me/
>>>> >
>>>> via NANOG <
>>>> nanog at nanog.org<mailto:nanog at nanog.org>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello all, I'm a first time poster here and hope to follow all rules.
>>>>
>>>> I found a new way to amplify traffic that would generate really high
>>>> volume of traffic.+10Tbps
>>>>
>>>> ** There is no need for spoofing ** so any device in the world could
>>>> initiate a really big attack or be part of an attack.
>>>>
>>>> We talk about an amplification factor x100+. This mean that a single
>>>> computer with 1 Gbps outgoing bandwidth would generate a 100 Gbps DDoS.
>>>> Imagine what a botnet could do?
>>>>
>>>> The list of affected business is huge and I would like to privately
>>>> disclose the details to the Tier1 ISP as they are highly vulnerable.
>>>>
>>>> XO Comm
>>>> PSINET
>>>> Level 3
>>>> Qwest
>>>> Windstream Comm
>>>> Eearthlink
>>>> MCI Comm/Verizon Buss
>>>> Comcast Cable Comm
>>>> AT&T
>>>> Sprint
>>>>
>>>> I know it's Christmas time and there is no rush in disclosing this but,
>>>> it
>>>> could be a nice opportunity to meditate and shed some lights on this new
>>>> DDoS threat. We could start the real work in January.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If you are curious and you operate/manage one of the network mentioned
>>>> above, please write to me at tornaddos at ddostest.me<mailto:t
>>>> ornaddos at ddostest.me> from your job email to
>>>> confirm the identity. I will then forward you the DDoS details.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards
>>>>
>>>> Jean St-Laurent
>>>> ddostest.me<http://ddostest.me/>
>>>> 365 boul. Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier #202
>>>> Beloeil, QC J3G 4T2
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Alexander Lyamin
>>>>
>>>> CEO | Qrator <http://qrator.net/>* Labs*
>>>>
>>>> office: 8-800-3333-LAB (522)
>>>>
>>>> mob: +7-916-9086122
>>>>
>>>> skype: melanor9
>>>>
>>>> mailto:  la at qrator.net<mailto:la at qrator.net>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>


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