Syn flood to TCP port 21 from priveleged port (80)
Van Dyk, Donovan
dvandyk at akamai.com
Tue Nov 1 19:39:40 UTC 2016
I think Ken has nailed it. I think the source addresses are spoofed so you reflect the connection (tcp syn ack) to those source addresses. Get enough of those connections and the server is dead.
Since your port 21 is open
telnet 18.104.22.168 21
Connected to 22.214.171.124.
Escape character is '^]'.
Your address was probably scanned and saw it could be used in the attack.
Donovan Van Dyk
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On 11/1/16, 3:29 PM, "Ken Chase" <math at sizone.org> wrote:
seeing an awful lot of port 80 hitting port 21. (Why would port 80
ever be used as source?). Also saw a buncha cpanel "FAILED: FTP" alerts flickering
on and off as the service throttled itself at a couple client sites I manage.
I see 540 unique source IPs hitting 32 destinations on my network in just 1000
packets dumped on one router.
All from multiple sequential registered /24s in whois, but all from one
126.96.36.199/21 and 188.8.131.52/21
role: William Hill Network Services
abuse-mailbox: networkservices at williamhill.co.uk
address: Infrastructure Services 2 City Walk Sweet Street Leeds LS11 9AR
course, synfloods can be spoofed... perhaps they're hoping for a retaliation
On Tue, Nov 01, 2016 at 09:44:23PM +0300, Oleg A. Arkhangelsky said:
>A couple of cuts from tcpdump output:
>21:31:54.995170 IP 184.108.40.206.80 > 220.127.116.11.21: Flags [S], seq 1376379765, win 8192, length 0
>21:31:55.231925 IP 18.104.22.168.80 > 22.214.171.124.21: Flags [S], seq 2254756684, win 8192, length 0
>21:27:50.413927 IP 126.96.36.199.80 > 188.8.131.52.21: Flags [S], seq 3619475318, win 8192, length 0
>21:27:50.477014 IP 184.108.40.206.80 > 220.127.116.11.21: Flags [S], seq 2412690982, win 8192, length 0
>Does anyone seeing this right now (18:31 UTC)? I see this traffic
>on at least two completely independent ISPs near Moscow. The
>rate is about a few dozen PPS hitting all BGP-announced networks.
>"Anarchy is about taking complete responsibility for yourself."
>?? ?? ?? Alan Moore.
Ken Chase - math at sizone.org Guelph Canada
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