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Crimeware tracking service hit by a DDoS attack


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#1 nospam

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

This is very interesting. A new tool, called Zeus, that is tracking high concentrations of malware by IP and ASN (network ownership) is being DDoSed. This attack reminds me of what Castlecops, aa419.org and other related crime-reporting sites have gone through. The bad guys don't like being exposed.

Earlier today when I saw this article, I couldn't to the site: zeustracker.abuse.ch, briefly, but now I am able to view it in an Opera browser.


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http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2596

Crimeware tracking service hit by a DDoS attack

2/17/09


A week after a newly launched crimeware tracking service went public, cybercriminals didnít hesitate to prove its usefulness by launching a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against it. According to the Swiss security blog, the Zeus tracker came under attack from a previously known source that also attacked abuse.ch over an year ago taking advantage of a well known do-it-yourself DDoS malware.

Edited by nospam, 17 February 2009 - 10:54 PM.


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