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Re: PANIX.COM down: denial of service attack



> From [email protected] Thu Sep 12 18:16:43 1996
> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 09:09:18 -0700
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> WSJ 9/12/96
> 
> Paraphrasing:
> 
> Panix has been under attack for the last week by someone flooding
> their server with bogus "requests for information" [see below] ...
> 
> The attack(s):
> 
> * "Have rendered almost defenseless the small NY company"
> * "...began late Friday afternoon ... were still continung yesterday"
> * have targeted "computers that control WWW pages, store e-mail, and 
> still others that link Internet addresses to Panix subscribers."
> 
> "The hacker [sic] has been sending up to 150 requests a second to 
> Panix's computers, seeking to establish a connection ... the requests, 
> presumably generated by a malicious computer program, contain fake 
> Internet addresses, which the computer must sort out before they can 
> discard them.  The computers have choked under the deluge."
> 
> "As to who might be targeting Panix, the firm's Mr. Rosen speculated it 
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It could, of course, also be someone, from a set of several million, that
find Mr. Rosen to be such as odious prick that they did it just to drive him
out of their misery. Just thinking out loud..


> could be someone upset by the fact that the site hosts, free, the Web 
> site for Voters Telecommunication Watch...."
>

	-paul