DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

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DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby AlphaCentauri » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:21 am

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/arti ... 98649.html

Novaya Gazeta is the leading independent newspaper in Russia, owned in part by former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Five of their journalists have been murdered, which makes you wonder why anyone thinks a DDoS would silence them. Their stories are being mirrored on novayagazeta.livejournal.com
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Re: DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby spamislame » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:34 am

The hell's going on lately?!

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Re: DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby meep » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:06 am

:( yea, DDoSing from Russia is apparently extending into other areas (apparent political entities), besides former Soviet satellites' and/or Soviet Republics' websites. :twisted: It sounds like such targeting may worsen and expand into other areas online besides foreign government websites and media (newspapers).
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Re: DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby AlphaCentauri » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:08 pm

The attack began Jan. 26 at 9 am Moscow time. Any particular spam drop off about that time?
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Re: DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby spamislame » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:37 pm

You know: that is a possibility.

I can only speak for myself and maybe six others I know, but my volume overall is wayyyy down over the past two weeks.

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Re: DDoS on Russian opposition news outlet

Postby spamislame » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:13 pm

This may be related:

http://blog.trendmicro.com/the-pushdo-p ... -not-ddos/

The PUSHDO botnet has been in the news lately as the culprit in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against a variety of well-known websites. Some publications even documented this recent attack extensively. After spending some months last year studying and monitoring the PUSHDO/CUTWAIL botnet and after checking the latest samples, we can affirm that this particular attack is not PUSHDO related.


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