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[News] "Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack"

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Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack

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| I've looked a bit at what's happening to Boycott Novell, and it sure looks 
| like a DDoS attack to me. The attacks are coming from many addresses, and are 
| using both sheer volume and easy Web server attack methods such as sending 
| HEAD requests. A HEAD HTTP request simply requires that a site replies with a 
| Web page's meta-information, e.g. page title, server version, etc. If you 
| flood a site with multiple HEAD requests, you'll soon put it out of action.     
| The sad truth is that these days, if you want to blow up someone's Web site, 
| it's really not that hard. There are DDoS kits such as Machbot, Barracuda, 
| and BlackEnergy, which can be used by anyone with access. These enable users 
| to easily select the site to be blasted, and then the programs reach out to 
| their bot-network of compromised Windows PCs to launch their attacks.     


I've struggled with it for 3+ days. I'm still restoring data. I needed to set
up the account again.


IMDB victim of denial-of-service attack

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| On Friday, Internet movie database IMDB fell victim to a sustained
| distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that coincided with Amazon.com
| being offline, says one researcher.


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.  


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.  

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