“Hacker forum members conducted DDoS attack of Dyn ‘- update

Oct

26

2016

The security Flashpoint, which previously wrote about the DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn says in an analysis that the attack probably was not the work of a state. The company could say that the members of a hacker forum were behind with “reasonable certainty.”

Flashpoint writes that the DDoS, which was conducted using the Mirai-iot botnet, among other things aimed at an undisclosed game company. Although the service has not been disabled, the choice of such a target would not fit in any state or hacktivists. The choice applies according to the company more members of hacking forums, which it describes as script kiddies. The reason for performing an attack would ‘be the need to create or to provide for Chaos’, for example. A financial reason not Flashpoint see in this case because there were no signs that the attackers Dyn asked for money. A political motivation considers it unlikely because Dyn is not a political targets.

Therefore, the conclusion of the security that the attack probably was carried out by members of the site hackforums.net. Members of the site would be around known to DDoS tools such as booters and stressers, development and use. One of the members of the Forum made under the name “Anna-senpai” recently the source of the malware behind Mirai botnet public. This person would also be responsible for the earlier DDoS attacks at the site of journalist Brian Krebs and the hosting service OVH. Members of the forum would have done before attacking game companies.

Until now, various parties have unclaimed or instructions given to the attack on the perpetrators. As Flashpoint calls the hacktivist known as The Jester or th3j35t3r, which suggested that Russia was behind the attacks. In addition, “wanting to quit WikiLeaks supporters with shutting down the US Internet” WikiLeaks asked via Twitter or. A group known as the “New World Hackers claimed to be responsible for the DDoS. Flashpoint treasure these possible culprits as unlikely.

In the aftermath of the attacks last Friday, the Chinese manufacturer of the DDoS devices used, in this case webcams, a recall started . In addition, the company has released patches for its products.

Update, 14:12: In an interview with CBS News presents James Clapper, head of US intelligence, he assumes that conducted the state but not ‘bored children or criminals “were those the attack.

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