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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Increase, Plaguing Even the Largest ISPs


Science & Tech  (tags: DDOS, denial of service attacks, internet service providers, hackers, cybercrime )

RC
- 3324 days ago - nytimes.com
Websites are under increased attacks from cyber-thugs, especially e-commerce sites. Although website operators have been collaborating in helping each other avoid service outages, the largest destructive robotnet attacks outpace containment efforts.



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RC deWinter (418)
Monday November 10, 2008, 10:28 am
Thanks to Tsandi C. for the story lead.

These attacks are concentrated on business sites, but are also being used during political disputes and times of warfare, as blackmail and of course some of it is plain old hacker nastiness.
 

. (0)
Monday November 10, 2008, 10:42 am
let me give the middlefinger saloute to all you hackers noted thank you
 

Susan L (118)
Monday November 10, 2008, 10:54 am
Read the article. Interesting read. Agree with Hunesucklebarb Liebowitz. I second the salute.

 

ROBIN M (312)
Monday November 10, 2008, 10:57 am
hackers once they are caught and do their jail time should not ever be allowed to own any kind of computer equipment ever. They also should be on a watch list. People need to know who their neighbors are, i would want to know if I had a hacker living near me so I could take extra precaution. Let their names and faces be shown to the public so we can be aware of who these creeps are.
 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Monday November 10, 2008, 11:44 am
Noted, with anger, thanks Cate
 

Carolyn T (234)
Monday November 10, 2008, 12:16 pm
noted. Indeed, my back is up about this further assult and insult. Thanks for the story, Cate.
 

Wendy Watson (55)
Monday November 10, 2008, 1:06 pm
Noted and disqusted with these hateful people. They are jsut as bad as all the greedy, power and control.. Fingers should be cut off, lol.. Only joking, maybe...
Thanks again
 

Pete Conrads (91)
Monday November 10, 2008, 2:03 pm
Thanks Cate :o)

Best wishes to us all!

Namaste
 

Gail L (30)
Monday November 10, 2008, 5:13 pm
Noted.
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday November 10, 2008, 5:16 pm
Losers and scum of the earth is what they are.
 

David Gould (155)
Monday November 10, 2008, 5:20 pm
The worst hackers and wreckers are the governments of this world...the number of times the MacAfee report that attacks come from the Chinese capital or from Washington outnumber those from central Europe.

These massive attacks damage what should be a very vital means of communication that has the potential for so much good...like being able to support causes all round the world on here in Care2...but sadly you always get those with sick minds that have to wreck all that is good, all that is noble and all that is valuable in this world.
 

Denice G (45)
Monday November 10, 2008, 6:59 pm
That is interesting. Joycey said it well. Thanks Cate.
 

Maureen S (35)
Monday November 10, 2008, 7:02 pm
Thank you, Ombretta, for this information
 

Mick G (119)
Monday November 10, 2008, 7:54 pm
forgive them for they do not know what they do!!
like bloody hell they don't
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 10, 2008, 8:31 pm
Disgusting. Noted.
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Monday November 10, 2008, 8:44 pm
Noted, The way this is going, sounds like a Robert Heinlein story come to life!!!! Is Care2's server considered big enough to attack?????? If so we could all be logging into "robo land" and carrying the virus to all who are on line with us privately and business wise.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 10, 2008, 9:13 pm
why can't people like this use their ability for good, instead they choose to destroy. I guess they are not so smart after all.
 

Kathy W (299)
Monday November 10, 2008, 9:23 pm
Low life hackers! Why can't they do some good in the world instead of create havoc and misery! LOL Honeysucklebarb, like the middle finger salute. Thanks Cate.
 

Tsandi Crew (95)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 7:11 am
I have a Mac tower, a G4. Not a laptop. On a mac you can go to the apple and see what upgrades there are for say, javascript, itunes, mp3, or even my system, which is OSX. Free upgrades.

Recently it has come up with a new one, called "Migration" which is supposed to help you transfer files from one computer to another in a network, specifically through the firewall.

Well, that firewall is what keeps viruses etc out. Only one of the things that keeps them out on a mac. I did not download it because, not only do I not need it, but because it would also leave me wide open for Microsoft to see where I go every time I open a file.

Microsoft sees everything you do on an IBM. But not on a Mac. Because Apple never sold the format to the system to anyone so they could build Mac Clones. IBM sold their format, and that is why everyone can write viruses and worms etc for an IBM.

So Microsoft, or namely, Bill Gates, has come up with this "upgrade" which is actually a program, with a rider in it. Which most people don't look for. The rider is the culprit.

So while there is a description of the purpose of the program, it is not entirely complete, and most people cannot find the complete programming in an "upgrade".

This is why IBM users (all PC's are IBM) are told to take "spyware" off their computers. Spyware, Spybot, etc, may be antivirus, but it is also spying on everything you do.

The other program you are encouraged to use in order to download free software, is Limewire. If you have it on your computer, and your computer is on, anyone else on the planet who has Limewire can gain access to ANYTHING on your computer. And they can download it.

So, if you think it's just the government, think again. Microsoft is a big company because it can sell advertising. It sells so much of it because it knows what you shop for. It knows what you shop for because it follows you around EVERYWHERE!
 

Darlene K (356)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 1:41 pm
Important information, and very noted.., thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 3:10 pm
I've always had a good firewall with javascript disabled in most cases. Always and I mean always have virus software to scan your computer weekly at a minimum. Updates usual come once or twice a week.
 

Merry L (74)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 8:24 pm
If I hear another hacker say they screw stuff up "because they can", I think I'll hunt them down and do whatever I CAN...Good comment DG and TC-both are true and suck!
 

Eternal Optimist (115)
Sunday January 18, 2009, 6:43 am
Noted with thanks Cate :) The true nature of the hackers is even more disturbing than what they do.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 12, 2014, 9:41 am
Filthy turds.
 
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