posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 03:43 PM
Originally posted by chaosrain
If there was a massive attack due to be triggered on 8/26, wouldn't there be some preliminary activity pointing to it? How can you stage a DoS
attack without first hacking and controlling a multitude of machines to do your bidding?
Good point, but how long have we been hearing about trojans and how they can be used for DDOS attacks? How many don't we know about because they
haven't activated? I've not said I believe it will happen tomorrow and I still don't think it will; but one has to acknowledge this is
As I said earlier, I've seen no govt communications on this, nothing on the CERT site
, one post on open disclosure,
none on bugtraq, none from ex-colleagues (NOC at Intermedia, CTO at 2ndCentury, NOC at TimeWarner, manager of security consulting division at my
Just an FYI, not saying an attack is happening: I just heard that most of South Florida is down now. At first it was just the Naples area (a
regional office for us). If I recall correctly, the backbone heads through Tampa, down through Ft Myers and turns around Naples to go east to Ft
Lauderdale/Miami. I may be slightly off but that's what I remember from my Intermedia days.
[EDIT]: Clarified reason I mentioned South Fla being down. Can anyone confirm? Most likely related to a fiber cut related to Charley cleanup.
[edit on 8/25/2004 by titian]