Neowin Hacked?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Jewelzz, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    The site is down and this was posted in #neowin after about 700 bots were brought in - No sh!t 700, the change had about 42 ppl and went up to over 700 :eek:

    [18:07:32] <TEOMAN```> SouljA{X} ownd ur site *****es

    Closing words from the twit:

    [18:09:14] <SouljA{X}> just so u know
    [18:09:15] <SouljA{X}> thanks
    [18:09:15] <SouljA{X}> haha
    [18:09:24] * SouljA{X} (~Devil@London-HSE-ppp3544159.sympatico.ca) Quit (Client Quit)



    I'm bore, can ya tell *sigh*
     
  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Damn, I dont know why people like to do **** like this..
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Soulja is the "friend" of that 12 year old prick isnt he?
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Believe so
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Right
    Piece of $hit
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    The kid is in #neowin now arguing with members, quite interesting


    [19:11:14] <kidd0|AFK> well, I'll be back later, dun expect neowin to be up anytime soon B)
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Keep us posted on anything interesting that comes up. ;)
     
  8. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Yeah, that's the guy that kidd0 is getting to do the dirty work. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Chat log, if you're interested
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I gather they're just DoS'ing like the packet kiddies they are, and with 700+ machines (quite viable with the none existant security of cableco's etc) say they have a minimum of 64k upload, and they're all constantly joint DDoS'ing the neowin servers thats a minimum barrage of 43mb/second
    So unless they do summat about it, neowins pretty muchly ****ed for the duration :confused: :huh:
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Ouch! Heavy... :eek:
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    thats exactly 700 machines with 64k upload, I should imagine there's a few more machines and plenty more bandwidth. Kinda sh!tty really that some little idiot punk kid can take down such a large site/server
     
  13. NetRyder

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    How does a 12 year old get access to 700+ machines?? :huh:
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Most probably back door trojans, over time you can "collect" victims, then when you need them, use all the bandwidth at once

    Also due to the lack security of some cable/DSL companies its not un-heard of for some people to gain access to the main hub/server of an ISP and get into machines or just use the bandwidth direct from there.

    I should imagine that there's plenty of ways it can be done.

    Exploiting many peoples machines is a lot easier than getting access to a nice server with a few hundred mb bandwidth.
     
  15. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    This attack also took down WinBeta and their IRC servers :eek:
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    WinBeta on the same server / host then? or they just being targeted too?
     
  17. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Same host, I don't think it's the same server.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ah well, dont mean to sound like an arse, but it doesn't really affect me, I think i've been to neowin about 5 times in the past 2 years :p
    Still annoying that some ****er feels its right to take them down though.