DDOS on Major DNS

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Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:36 pm

kilo365 wrote:Isn't this an actual dns renewal via remote?
Russia announced they can use the internet and cell towers as a ginormous jamming network.
I'd speculate this is our own trial.
I put this Intel forward in an earlier post nine weeks ago but the awol group deleted it.
Cell tower fly by wire... my idea.
There is almost no way for us to know for sure. The attacks may have been coming from a botnet of IoT deviecs here in the US, but it could have been triggered from anywhere in the world.

We just covered a scenario such as this at a Cybersecurity Conference I attended less than four weeks ago, and it was minor compared to the possibilities discussed there. My gut reaction to this event is it was a warning shot across our bow from Russia on the cyberwar front, but I have no evidence to back that up.
"It's in your nature to destroy yourselves." - Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:49 pm

rudemarine wrote:Before a major shooting attack on the U.S. by Russia, this site probably will become useless as the entire net here will be shut down or jammed.
Well, the website will have succeed in it's goal in this case.

I go some informations about Mirai virus. If you didn't know, DynDNS point infected Internet of Things (IoT) device as source of the attack. Mirai is a virus that attack such device, an skid (script kiddies) tool kit where publish not long ago.

Some ressource:
http://dyn.com/blog/recent-iot-based-at ... operators/: DynDNS IoT Article
https://st.drweb.com/static/new-www/new ... ily_en.pdf: Mirai Documentation.
(I'm not sure if it's ok with the rules here... so I didn't post the Mirai source code URL. Please Mods, if it's ok, tell me I'll edit this message to add it)

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Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:11 pm

According to social media, an Anonymous branch was behind this attack. After the damage they caused, they decided to disband. I guess they are scared of the FBI now. They wanted to support Assange's cause:

https://twitter.com/NewWorldHacking/sta ... 7142273024

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