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Security Portal: Distributed Denial of Service attacks likely to get worse

Feb 25, 2000, 06:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)

"Just when you thought it was getting better (no major sites attacked in a few days..) guess what? It's gonna get worse. Trinoo, one of the simpler programs in the current bumper crop is now available for Windows. Instead of just being able to infect various UNIX platforms, it can now make the leap into the bigtime..."

"... if we've learned anything over the last year or two, it is that infecting a Windows desktop with malicious code is trivially easy in most cases."

"The following advisory was issued today by SANS:"

"James Madison University has found 160 Windows98 computers infected with the trinoo distributed denial of service Trojan. The news here is that the infection has spread to personal computers. The vast number of PCs connected to the Internet, now able to be used in DDoS attacks, raises the threat level substantially."

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