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Hacking suspect arrested for 'biggest cyberattack in history'

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Tensegrity, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Elite Member

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    "The alleged hacker is accused of launching an attack against anti-spam watchdog group Spamhaus. A 300Gbps distributed denial-of-service sent the non-profit into disarray, taking down the agency's website and forcing Spamhaus to turn to Cloudflare for assistance. According to the cloud services provider, the majority of the attack was traffic sent using a technique called DNS (domain name system) reflection. Usually, DNS resolves wait for a user request, but if the source address is forged, then requests may be "bounced" off different servers, amplifying the amount of traffic a domain name has to cope with and exploiting vulnerabilities in the Internet's DNS infrastructure. Most cyberattacks tend to peak at 100 billion bits a second, which is a third of what Spamhaus and Cloudflare had to cope with."

    http://www.zdnet.com/hacking-suspect-arrested-for-biggest-cyberattack-in-history-7000014645/
     
  2. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    I bet you anything other countries are going to try to pick this man up and recruit him to the government to work with them.
     
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  3. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    yep he wont stay in prison, now he will make 100k a month or more working for the mans.
     
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    I always thought DDOS attacks are kind of useless they are just temporary and way overhyped by the media.
     
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  5. makemecash

    makemecash Regular Member

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    From the article:
    Wow, this guy was no joke
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    This is him...

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    Let the flame begin.. How can the biggest hacker get caught... If he is that good.. ;)
     
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    makemecash Regular Member

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  10. hpv222

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    Spamhaus are the Internet anti-spam Nazis, I hope one day some huge company sues them to the ground
     
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    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    It has been verified that these two are brothers, as more information is being released.
     
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