The carpet-bombing DDoS attack which affected Cool Ideas

Jamie McKane

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The carpet-bombing DDoS attack which affected Cool Ideas

Internet service providers in South Africa recently fell victim to large-scale distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). Among the more prominent targets was Cool Ideas, a fibre ISP.

Cool Ideas has been the target of two attacks in the past month: the first on 11 September, and the second on 21 September. The second attack started on a Saturday. Heritage Day was that coming Tuesday, and many people would have taken the Monday off to turn it into a long weekend.
 

Olesia

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Why cool ideas and not mweb ? Suppose they target top ISP .....
 

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i see due to my article i posted a while ago on cool ideas about this they finally write it up
 

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Could be as simple as someone on the Cool Ideas network did something in an online game which another player didn't like and decided to retaliate by hiring a botnet to knock him offline by targetting the whole ISP.

Doesn't have to be a crazy conspiracy theory of someone attacking the ISP itself. Some kids with money to burn are just a-holes.
 

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Could be as simple as someone on the Cool Ideas network did something in an online game which another player didn't like and decided to retaliate by hiring a botnet to knock him offline by targetting the whole ISP.

Doesn't have to be a crazy conspiracy theory of someone attacking the ISP itself. Some kids with money to burn are just a-holes.
That happened.
 

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Nice airplane that B-52, from the 1950s and still going strong. TCP/IP is nearly the same. An old protocol that no-one changes....
 

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Could be as simple as someone on the Cool Ideas network did something in an online game which another player didn't like and decided to retaliate by hiring a botnet to knock him offline by targetting the whole ISP.

Doesn't have to be a crazy conspiracy theory of someone attacking the ISP itself. Some kids with money to burn are just a-holes.
Yup. It's easy on PSN to find some ones IP, create a group on PSN and then just follow the data trail.
 
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