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Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by Valarius » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:37 pm

http://www.rgj.com/story/tech/2016/10/2 ... /92507806/
At least two successive waves of online attacks blocked multiple major websites Friday, at times making it impossible for many users on the East Coast to access Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr and Reddit.
Other websites are perfectly fine and dandy, but be aware.
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Re: Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by Halfapint » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:53 pm

Sounds like they are actually attacking one of the companies that provide infrastructure to the interwebz. Not just specific cites.... It mostly effected the eastern seaboard but it'll be interesting to see who set this up. Perhaps Russia?

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/internet- ... s-dns-dyn/
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Re: Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by Stercutus » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:02 pm

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Perhaps Russia?
Gotta figure it was whoever was sickest of hearing the media reporting about inane people making inane comments on Twitter.

I bet Amazon loses a metric asston of money every minute they are off line. I wonder if they plan on annihilating whoever it was?
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Post by flybynight » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:16 pm

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Perhaps Russia?
Gotta figure it was whoever was sickest of hearing the media reporting about inane people making inane comments on Twitter.

I bet Amazon loses a metric asston of money every minute they are off line. I wonder if they plan on annihilating whoever it was?
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Post by flybynight » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:38 pm

oh and btw PSN is down too. So even if Netflix was up, I still can't watch it.
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Post by Stercutus » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:57 pm

Some of the better and more important internet boards are down too. It is good thing this one has lost so much traffic over the years. I don't think it hit a blip on the attackers radar.
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Post by Close_enough » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:47 pm

That explains this morning's malfunction. I lost both mobile data and cellular voice comms. Total loss of signal around 9:00 Pacific time. The only other time I've seen that was a network overload during the ' 11 SW blackout.

Infected mobile devices?

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Re: Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by majorhavoc » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:54 pm

So far looks like the only impact personally will be I can't finish binge watching Luke Cage. Oh noes!

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Re: Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by TacAir » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:37 pm

Close_enough wrote:That explains this morning's malfunction. I lost both mobile data and cellular voice comms. Total loss of signal around 9:00 Pacific time. The only other time I've seen that was a network overload during the ' 11 SW blackout.

Infected mobile devices?
Traced back to a Chinese chipset used in IoT (Internet of Things) devices - like CCTV cameras and such.

The chipset is (seemingly) both cheap and stupid easy to hack...even a script kiddie could have pulled this off.....
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Post by duodecima » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:09 pm

TacAir wrote:
Close_enough wrote:That explains this morning's malfunction. I lost both mobile data and cellular voice comms. Total loss of signal around 9:00 Pacific time. The only other time I've seen that was a network overload during the ' 11 SW blackout.

Infected mobile devices?
Traced back to a Chinese chipset used in IoT (Internet of Things) devices - like CCTV cameras and such.

The chipset is (seemingly) both cheap and stupid easy to hack...even a script kiddie could have pulled this off.....
Especially since the code was posted publically at the beginning of the month, and this was more or less predicted as soon as that happened.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/sou ... -released/

This article was hosted via facebook since that wasn't directly affected.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-verg ... 2870952387
A Mirai botnet essentially takes advantage of the vulnerable security of Internet of Things devices, meaning any smart home gadget or connected device anywhere that has weak login credentials. Mirai, a piece of malware, works by scanning the internet for those devices that still have factory default or static username and password combinations. It then takes control of those devices, turning them into bots that can then be wielded as part of a kind of army to overload networks and servers with nonsense requests that slow speeds or even incite total shutdowns.
This article(at the end) suggests that the attack was primarily directed at one of DNS's customers, perhaps Sony Playstation.
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10 ... -internet/
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Re: Major DDoS attacks on internet sites today

Post by doitnstyle1 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:11 pm

This From Popular Mechanics

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technol ... os-attack/

"Last month, security researcher Bruce Schneier started sounding the alarm that someone or something was carefully probing the internet for weakness. A scary prospect on its own, and one followed shortly thereafter by the full release of the Mirai code for any ne'er-do-well to use. Today's attack, it would seem, is a confluence of these two events: An attacker who has been carefully surveying the internet for weak points is now openly wielding one of the most capable blunt weapons we've ever seen blast the web.

The most terrifying part: This is probably only the beginning.
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