DDOS Attack Kicks Hacker Billboard Paste Bin
Botnet has put patebin.com under attack from the last 16 hours. Someone is using the botnet to send millions of requests to its servers in order to flood the network so that it becomes inaccessible, reported its administrator, according to the news published in PCWorld on February 24, 2012.
The last attack started off on February 22, 2012 as declared by the paste bin posted on its site. Post bin claims that it has stopped 4,000 malevolent IP addresses in the beginning. But gradually the attack grew. Post bin said that in twitter messages the number of compromised computer grew to 9,000, 17,000, and gradually at 20,000.
"The number is augmenting by a minute" said post bin. From 23 February onwards, 22,000 computers started attacking it, according to the news published in PCWorld on February 24, 2012." These IP's mostly belong to naive people with no knowledge of the world and ignorant about the fact that their system is hacked. It is advised to update antivirus software and have a potential firewall activated in one's system.
Paste bin decides to publish a list of IP's on different server so that its users can check if their machines are compromised. "You will not be able to access paste bin if the IP is in the list", the message warned, according to the news published in Forbes on February 23, 2012.
The website says that I plan to publish the list of IP addresses by which people can verify it their computers are infected with botnet code or not. Paste bin is supposed to be an easier way for the programmers to distribute code or large amount of text. Hackers often use paste bin to post data they acquired, although paste bin disheartens people from sharing their login, passwords, or any other sensitive data.
Yet, the attack seems to be nonstop at this moment, and indicates no sign of slowing down, as indicated by Jeroen Vader, the paste bin owner. He is the mastermind behind it and the intention behind such an attempt still remains a mystery. It would be better if someone would take the initiative to discuss it, though it is not expected anyways, he added, as fed by the news in tech crunch on February 22, 2012.
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