Last Updated: 2007-11-05 16:02:56 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
- the site calling for it has tried to do so before without success
- November 11th is also the official start of carnival, at least in germany, and a day for hoaxes
- Even if something is going to happen, I doubt it will be more then a lame DoS attack
In the past, political attacks like this resulted in some more or less manual DoS attacks. Expect things like calls for supporters to reload particular "offensive" websites, or use the ping command to flood them. In some cases, supporters may be asked to install trojans. But chances are that the usual criminals will just take advantage of this and use it as a trick to install the regular criminal bots.
Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer, SANS Technology Institute.