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July 07, 2011, 02:44:01 PM
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So BTC Guild, Slush Pool, and Deepbit all under DDOS Attacks. WT FUDGE is going on. Seems like some hackers out their are out for blood. Really trying to get the difficulty down by attacking the biggest pools. Anyone else see a pattern here?

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July 07, 2011, 02:45:09 PM
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I think people are doing it with good intentions.

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July 07, 2011, 02:46:52 PM
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I don't think this DDOS is an attempt at lowering the difficulty.
More likely a botnet owner was pissed at being banned from a certain pool & his btc being donated to the faucet.

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July 07, 2011, 02:48:37 PM
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I don't think this DDOS is an attempt at lowering the difficulty.
More likely a botnet owner was pissed at being banned from a certain pool & his btc being donated to the faucet.


in short....what are botnets?
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July 07, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
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I don't think this DDOS is an attempt at lowering the difficulty.
More likely a botnet owner was pissed at being banned from a certain pool & his btc being donated to the faucet.


in short....what are botnets?
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July 07, 2011, 02:54:05 PM
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a net of bots  Grin

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July 07, 2011, 02:55:54 PM
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July 07, 2011, 02:58:07 PM
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Botnet is the correct term, but an even better one would be zombienet.

Computer taken over by a virus/trojan = zombie. Net of zombies under central command = zombienet / botnet

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July 07, 2011, 02:58:38 PM
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Pool attacks are a good thing because they increase "effective difficulty".  Cheesy

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July 07, 2011, 03:03:00 PM
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Well if anything it will make the pool admins more aware of the holes in their systems.
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July 07, 2011, 03:16:18 PM
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BOTNETS are in computer terminology AIDS for PCs

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July 07, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
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More likely a botnet owner was pissed at being banned from a certain pool & his btc being donated to the faucet.

I have heard that this is specifically why the DDoS attacks are occurring.
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July 07, 2011, 03:58:57 PM
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I think it's more sinister.  An attack by those who are threatened by what BTC is capable of.
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July 07, 2011, 04:10:15 PM
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July 07, 2011, 04:18:49 PM
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Well if anything it will make the pool admins more aware of the holes in their systems.

facepalm...do you know how botnets work?

The only real way for admins to stop a ddos attack from crippling is to A) wait it out B) have so much connection bandwidth a ddos attack does nothing. So you are telling server owners to buy ridiculous amounts of bandwidth?

It's like saying the solution to people stealing gas out of your car is to buy more gas.

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July 07, 2011, 05:05:36 PM
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Slush makes 1500 BTC daily with a 2% fee, that's about $13,000 a month. That could buy some serious bandwidth
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July 07, 2011, 05:07:48 PM
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Slush makes 1500 BTC daily with a 2% fee, that's about $13,000 a month. That could buy some serious bandwidth

Yeah, but the hacker controlling a group of 25,000 infected PCs on broadband has very serious bandwidth, and he doesn't have to pay for it.

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July 07, 2011, 05:09:29 PM
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... hackers ...

No. A botnet owner is, no matter which definition of 'hacker' you adhere to, not a hacker. A botnet owner is a botnet owner.

To run a botnet you do not have to have any skills in programming, penetrating security, or basically anything other than knowing how to throw the right amount of money at the right people.

Relevant: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html#what_is

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July 07, 2011, 05:20:48 PM
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Yeah, but the hacker controlling a group of 25,000 infected PCs on broadband has very serious bandwidth, and he doesn't have to pay for it.

25k bots is a hell of a lot, do you have any figures for this or are you making it up?
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July 07, 2011, 05:55:00 PM
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