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‘Tis the Season of DDoS – WikiLeaks Edition

• PandaLabs Security Blog
The PandaLabs Security Blog has been tracking the "All Out Cyber War" being waged by Anonymous and other groups.  Check the article link for the latest updates. This is just the current snippet of the list, which is updated frequently.

Update – 12/8/2010 – 2:37 AM

This attack campaign evolves so quickly that they already started targeting MasterCard.com while I wrote my last update for the night.

Mastercard Takedown Announcement

Mastercard Takedown Announcement

MasterCard.com first went down at 1:14 AM PST with 4 service interruptions and is currently experiencing 1 hour+ of ongoing downtime.

MasterCard.com Downtime

MasterCard.com Downtime

Update – 12/8/2010 – 3:17 AM

The Internet hosting provider (space2u.com) of the Lawyer representing the 2 girls who were allegedly raped/assaulted by Julian Assange has voluntarily suspended the ADVBYRA.SE website indefinitely.

Here is a snip of the conversation taken from the chat:

This marks the first time a website has been voluntarily removed by an ISP as a direct result of “Operation Avenge Assange.”

Update – 12/8/2010 – 5:18 AM

Mastercard.com is still down with 940 computers in the voluntary botnet attacking the site all at once. We have 3 hours 57 minutes of recorded downtime so far.

Update – 12/8/2010 – 8:24 AM

Mastercard.com is still selected as the main target and has not came back online since our last report.  7 hours of downtime and counting.

The amount of participants in the attackers chat room have soared to over 2200 people and there are currently over 1,700 computers in the voluntary botnet.


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