[funsec] VeriSign: DoS Attack Could 'Shut Down The Internet'

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Sep 25 14:41:30 CDT 2007


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Via ZDNet UK.

[snip]

Denial-of-service attacks are growing faster than bandwidth is being added
to the internet, according to VeriSign, the company that administers the
.com domain.

Criminal groups selling services online are increasingly threatening the
fabric of the internet, as the size of the compromised networks of
computers they control increases, according to VeriSign.

The company claimed that a successful denial-of-service (DoS) attack
against VeriSign could bring down the internet. "There are attacks
attempting to shut down our servers," said Ken Silva, VeriSign's chief
security officer. "This would effectively shut down the internet."

Silva said that although DoS attacks are difficult to trace, there are "a
couple of well-known groups in Russia, China and Romania" that may be
acting with their government's knowledge. "It would be hard to imagine
groups who have this much activity going unnoticed by their governments,"
he said.

[snip]

More:
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39289635,00.htm

- - ferg

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