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Fwd: [cfgeeks] TOOLS FOR VANDALS
I told you guys, but only some of you listened.
It is not only possible to launch an attack like this from home user's PCs, "rewted" by amateurs, but it looks like a part of this was indeed done that way.
This mess is gonna suck to clean up. Thanks, Microsoft, for all your help. Too bad you were helping the wrong effing side...
From: "Kevin P. Inscoe" <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [cfgeeks] TOOLS FOR VANDALS From: "Kevin P. Inscoe" <email@example.com> TOOLS FOR VANDALS San Jose, California-based Finjan software says that new hacker software called Trinoo "zombie" can be run from ordinary PCs running Microsoft Windows and will not require high-end Unix workstations of the sort that have been involved in previous vandal attacks made through the Internet against corporate and government computers. Vandals would be able to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks much more easily, preventing people from visiting the targeted sites. (Bloomberg News/New York Times 25 Feb 2000) http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/02/biztech/articles/25hack-pc.html ~kevin -- Kevin P. Inscoe Unix System Engineer & Specialist Deltona, FL Itinerary at http://www.inscoe.org/where e-mail: kevin [at] inscoe [dot] org http://www.inscoe.org 28.9492N 81.1955W http://www.inscoe.org/comp http://www.inscoe.org/radio Where the Central Florida geeks hang out... http://www.onelist.com/community/cfgeeks Kevin Inscoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Listmom