Spam-based attack shuts down Blue Security site

Hackers have launched a massive DDoS attack against the website of Israeli internet security firm Blue Security. As of this afternoon, the website still was down, but company representatives said service to the affected servers gradually was being restored. "Blue Security's servers are currently under attack," reads a note on the company's homepage. "Our staff is working around the clock to restore normal operation as soon as possible...Thank you for your patience." Guy Rosen, a Blue Security analyst, told the SANS Internet Storm Center in an email that the company website began receiving spam-based threats and accusations on Monday. He did not elaborate on their content. By Tuesday, major DDoS attacks were launched on the service's servers "with adverse effects to several different hosting facilities in which they were located," Rosen said. As a response, the company redirected traffic toa blog, he said. Within an hour, though, hackers began launching DDoS attacks against that site. On Thursday, ...

ยป SC Magazine - Dan Kaplan - 05-05-2006

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