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The Register: Free Software Gives Hackers Taste of Own Medicine

Apr 01, 2003, 17:59 (5 Talkback[s])

"IT security specialist Backfire Security today announced the availability of a software download as a discrete desk-top client application which wreaks revenge on those hackers and culprits attacking your network or infecting users with worms and/or viruses..."

"PAYBACK v1.0 is a new kind of anti-hacker application called an IRS (Intruder Retaliation System) and is based upon 'guerrilla' programming protocols and algorithms originally developed for the Chinese Space Program.

"The software has the ability to instantly and dynamically 'trace' the IP source address - no matter how well masked--of the network attack/infection and respond by launching either a Domain Name or Mail Server flood attack in the direction of the attacker..."

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