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LOIC tool enables ‘easy’ WikiLeaks-driven DDoS attacks


“How was it that a loosely-coupled group of cyber-protestors could launch — with varying degrees of success — targeted distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against sites such as MasterCard, PayPal, PostFinance, and the website belonging to a Swedish prosecutor?

Turns out it’s quite simple. All an attacker need do is download the open source network stress testing tool known as LOIC (the Low Orbit Ion Cannon) that is widely available. Launching an attack with LOIC is mind-numbingly easy: just point and shoot. LOIC will then flood the target with HTTP requests, UDP and TCP packets.”


December 21, 2010 Posted by | cyber attacks, cyber security, cyber warfare, cyberspace, Network security, PostFinance | Leave a comment