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Anyone concerned with security should read this
  • From: "Stuart Powell" <stuart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:55:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <HAEAICFGOEPNHBCFMHKPKENCDHAA.stuart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello, everyone.

Sorry for the alarmist subject line, but this article is very interesting. It concerns a DDoS
attack on a security website by a trio of 13year old s'kiddies. The zombie
machines are all Windows based, but I know that many of you still use
Windows along with your favourite Linux distro.

What is great about this article, is that the author/victim had the
contacts, time and ability to trace the origin of the attacks, and also to
find ways to fend off further attacks. It is a little long, and reads a lot
like a Cold War spy novel (not necessarily a bad thing), but is well worth
the time.

Bye for now,

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