Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Small (?) But Effective Botnets

This entry has been migrated from my Sun Microsystems blog. is the only blog of mine that is being updated at the current time.

Small (?) But Effective Botnets
Computerworld is running an interesting article about DDoS attacks against “relatively low-profile government Web sites” being attacked by a 30,000-60,000-computer botnet. They corrected themselves from their original article yesterday, which said the FTC website had only been offline since mid-Monday, although the problem originated on Friday or Saturday – I had been alerted by a source that the website was down before Computerworld picked it up, otherwise I wouldn’t have been aware (see the ‘low-profile’ part). I was relatively surprised there was very little on social networking sites that the websites were down, but this was probably for a reason.
The article is available here – Online Attack Hits US Government Web Sites;