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Re: short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

  • From: Gadi Evron
  • Date: Fri Oct 08 15:07:40 2004

I didn't mean to put IRC in a bad light, just pointing out that as usual,
any good tool can be abused.
Those drone armies that lurk on actual real networks are a major problem for the networks themselves, but I doubt anyone can blame them for:

1. Worrying about personal privacy of their users, not wanting to bend too many rules to fight these drones that *appear* like regular users.

2. Piss enough kiddies and these drone armies will take down servers. Meaning the hosting company might not even want to keep hosting it afterwards.

There have been several examples of servers that were taken down along with the tri-state area, for a few hours. Major losses.