[AusNOG] Possible DDoS attack against .au governmental sites -~65minutes from now.
curtis at bayne.com.au
Wed Sep 9 18:01:50 EST 2009
I know for a fact that there are Anonymous on this list though I doubt these would have any involvement in these attacks - I have seen postings from this list reposted on the 4chan messageboard.
I would suggest you use relevant discretion when collaborating, should these attacks occur - there's a good chance you could receive backlash.
We have been on the receiving end of an Anonymous initiated DDoS attack - these attacks are not something to sniff at - there are a significant number of malicious professionals with access to significant amounts of bandwidth who trawl these lists.
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net on behalf of Bevan Slattery
Sent: Wed 9/9/2009 5:57 PM
To: Roland Dobbins
Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Possible DDoS attack against .au governmental sites -~65minutes from now.
Thanks for the heads up.
Time to sit back and wait for the mrtg graphs tell the story :)
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> Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 5:56 PM
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> Subject: [AusNOG] Possible DDoS attack against .au
> governmental sites - ~65minutes from now.
> There were some rumblings last week that a DDoS attack
> against .au governmental sites might take place today in
> order to protest the
> Internet filtering plans being posited by the present .au
> I didn't take it very seriously at the time, because no one
> seemed to have any specifics.
> This has now changed; it's apparently Anonymous who're
> supposedly going to do this in about 70 minutes, and they've
> a considerable track record of mischief, sort of a '4chan
> Lite'. I've no idea whether the attacks will actually take
> place, but heightened vigilance is a good idea, especially as
> outbound DDoS from botted hosts can be just as disruptive to
> the networks in question as inbound DDoS.
> SANS posted something on it here:
> There's an extremely NSFW wiki page being used to coordinate the
> putative attacks, along with an IRC server/channel. I'm not
> going to
> link to them here, but some digging with various search
> engines can find them with relative ease.
> Again, I've no idea whether or not this will actually happen,
> just a heads-up.
> Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>
> Sorry, sometimes I mistake your existential crises for
> technical insights.
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