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Empowering the Script Kiddies

What are the chances tools like these, even this one in particular were distibuted to the masses during the Russia vs Estonia DDoS attacks to achieve a full scale people's information warfare effect? Too high not to state it as a fact. What's interesting about this tool is that the authors behind it backdoored it, and so whenever an enthusiastic wannabe hacktivist loads it on her way to DoS a site, a connection to a predefined IRC server opens up providing the authors behind the tool with access to the host. Ironic and bandwidth greedy.

DDoS attacks happen inside Russia too, compared to the inside-to-outside stereotype only. The most recent case of hacktivism in the form of a DDoS attack is for instance the attack on Politcom.Ru Information and Analytic. Summary in English :

"Politcom.Ru Information and Analytic site operations have been halted because of intensive DDoS-attacks. The attacks started on October, 12th and lasted for six days with various intensity. The hosting support service has undertaken attempts to resume the site operations tree-four times a day. But in several hours the attacks would resume. The change of the hosting provider IP-address did not give any positive results, as the attacks removed from the old IP-address to the new one."
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