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DoS Attacks Up 679%

February 28th, 2006 by Joseph Bittman MCSD .Net

According to Symantec Security, the first half of last year (H1 2005), there was an
increase of 679% in Denial Of Service attacks compared to H2 2004. Some direct
quotes from Yahoo’s article:


At the same time, a U.S.-based drug firm’s website was disrupted for 24 hours in
what appeared to be an attack from the same source in Asia, says Prolexic.”

“When online payment-processor StormPay booted some customers for allegedly
operating a Ponzi scheme, it quickly became the target of a virulent DDOS attack that
temporarily knocked it off line this month.”

“About 120,000 machines were used in the attack, which hit websites in the Southeastern
USA, as well as major telecom carriers, according to ISDN-Net, an Internet service
provider in Tennessee that was affected.”




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  1. Deansweb2004 Says:

    OMG, Damm hackers!! can’t they go out and get a life including a girl friend 😛