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CNET News.com: Hacker discloses new Internet attack software

Feb 15, 2000, 20:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Three new versions, called Fapi, Shaft and Trank, are disclosed in a paper published today by the programmer known as 'Mixter' at Packet Storm, a site that publishes malicious software so security professionals can scrutinize it. Mixter is the purported author of a similar attack tool, Tribe Flood Network, and its sequel, TFN2K."

"The newly disclosed versions likely evade programs posted by the FBI and others to detect TFN and two other publicly known versions, Stacheldraht and Trinoo.

Another DDOS package called Blitznet also has been publicly available for at least two months at the Packet Storm site. Mixter said it was written by someone called 'phreeon.' Trinoo was written by 'phifli,' he said. As previously reported, Mixter said Stacheldraht was written by 'randomizer.' "

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