'Anonymous' Group's DDoS Operation Titstorm

With last months ‘Anonymous’ Group’s DDoS Operation Titstorm campaign a clear success based on the real-time monitoring of the crowdsourcing-driven attack, it’s time to take a brief retrospective on the tools and tactics used, and relate

Why is Operation Titstorm an important one to profile? Not only because it worked compared to Operation Didgeridie, but also, due to the fact that crowdsourcing driven (malicious culture of participation) DDoS attacks have proven themselves throughout the past several years, as an alternative to DDoS for hire attacks.

– DIY ICMP flooders
– Web based multiple iFrame loaders to consume server CPU
– Web based email bombing tools+predefined lists of emails belonging to government officials/employees

Go through related posts on crowdsourcing DDoS attacks/malicious culture of participation:
Coordinated Russia vs Georgia cyber attack in progress
Iranian opposition launches organized cyber attack against pro-Ahmadinejad sites
People’s Information Warfare Concept
Electronic Jihad v3.0 – What Cyber Jihad Isn’t
Electronic Jihad’s Targets List
The DDoS Attack Against CNN.com
Chinese Hacktivists Waging People’s Information Warfare Against CNN
The Russia vs Georgia Cyber Attack
Real-Time OSINT vs Historical OSINT in Russia/Georgia Cyberattacks
Pro-Israeli (Pseudo) Cyber Warriors Want your Bandwidth
Iranian Opposition DDoS-es pro-Ahmadinejad Sites

This post has been reproduced from Dancho Danchev’s blog. Follow him on Twitter.

Author: Dancho Danchev

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