Thursday, April 13, 2006

On DDoS and "non-root" attackers

Some time ago I was using my honeynet (part of the Honeynet Research Alliance) to study so-called "non-root" attackers, who get user-level access and are perfectly happy with it. My GCIH "thesis" actually had some specific research. I did mention DDoS client installation as one of the uses I observed.

Nowadays, it looks like its becoming more common - check it out:

» Disturbing developments in DDoS attacks Threat Chaos "The hacker used a common mis-configuration in PHP scripts to take over Linux machines and use them for his army of zombies. "

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Dr Anton Chuvakin