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Fwd: [cfgeeks] TOOLS FOR VANDALS

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Fri Feb 25 16:44:15 2000

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 protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: [cfgeeks] TOOLS FOR VANDALS

From: "Kevin P. Inscoe" <[email protected]>

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
distributed denial-of-service attacks much more easily, preventing
from visiting the targeted sites.  (Bloomberg News/New York Times 25 Feb

Kevin P. Inscoe          Unix System Engineer & Specialist
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